Definition of nappa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnapə/
(also napa)


A soft leather made by a special tawing process from the skin of sheep or goats.
Example sentences
  • There is also the optional interior trim which includes finest quality nappa and Nubuck leather upholstery, anthracite-coloured polar or maple wood veneer and a roof lining of fine Alcantara.
  • She uses different types of leather like ostrich, nappa, suede and printed leather.
  • The Autumn-Winter collection lines up a selection of the warm and cozy which includes oversized wool sweaters with aged leather, nappa and pony trim.


Late 19th century: from Napa, the name of a valley in California.

Words that rhyme with nappa

clapper, dapper, flapper, grappa, kappa, knapper, mapper, napper, rapper, sapper, scrapper, snapper, strapper, tapper, trapper, wrapper, yapper, Zappa

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Syllabification: nap·pa

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