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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: nape 'cloth' (1400-1500), from Old French, from Latin mappa; MAP1

napkin

noun
     
napkin
Related topics: Utensils
nap‧kin [countable]
1DFU a square piece of cloth or paper used for protecting your clothes and for cleaning your hands and lips during a meal [= serviette]
2 a sanitary pad

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