noun (plural nappies)British
A piece of towelling or other absorbent material wrapped round a baby’s bottom and between its legs to absorb and retain urine and faeces: he is busy making bottles and changing dirty nappies disposable nappies
More example sentences
- Dress your baby in a nappy, vest and Babygro for sleeping.
- I now have greater respect for the women of yesteryear who didn't use disposable nappies but the towelling ones.
- Bring the bottom edge of the nappy up between your baby's legs.
early 20th century: abbreviation of napkin.