Napkin etymology


English word napkin comes from Middle English (1100-1500) napkyn

Etymology of napkin

Detailed word origin of napkin

Dictionary entry Language Definition
napkyn Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
napkin English (en) (British, South African) A nappy (UK), a diaper (American).. A sanitary napkin.. A serviette; a (usually rectangular) piece of cloth or paper used at the table for wiping the mouth and hands for cleanliness while eating.. A small scarf worn on the head by Christian women when entering a Roman Catholic church, as a token of modesty.