Nap Nap (n[a^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Napped} (n[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Napping} (n[a^]p"p[i^]ng).] [OE. nappen, AS. hn[ae]ppian to take a nap, to slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to bend one's self, Icel. hnipna, hn[=i]pa, to droop.] 1. To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To be in a careless, secure state; to be unprepared; as, to be caught napping. --Wyclif. [1913 Webster +PJC]

I took thee napping, unprepared. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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