Synonyms for nappy

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Nappy raised his cap and bowed pleasantly, both to her and to May.

"I won't talk to you," retorted Nappy Martell, and tried to pass.

Nappy had threatened Fred, and made a savage pass at him with his fist.

What Nappy and I ought to do is to pitch into you for having us fired out of the Hall.

"Maybe we can get into the cabin by a back way," suggested Nappy.

"I'm not going to get mixed up in any gun-play," added Nappy.

"They may have seen Slugger and Nappy, or else they may have some news for us," he said.

"Maybe it's your father and Professor Lemm come back," added Nappy.

Frankie took to the ropes to make Nappy shorten his punches.

Frankie knew that he couldn't stay away from Nappy for another round.

WORD ORIGIN

"downy," late 15c., from nap (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "fuzzy, kinky," used in colloquial or derogatory reference to the hair of black people, is from 1950.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NAPPY

bushy

adjectiveshaggy, unkempt
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