Pronunciation: (nap'kin), [key]
1. a small piece of cloth or paper, usually square, for use in wiping the lips and fingers and to protect the clothes while eating.
2. See sanitary napkin.
3. Chiefly Brit.a diaper.
4. Scot. and North Eng.a handkerchief.
5. Scot.a kerchief or neckerchief.
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