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beginning with letter N
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NA Tweet Definition of NA Like Definition of NA on Facebook
initialism
  1. Narcotics Anonymous
napkin Tweet Definition of napkin Like Definition of napkin on Facebook
noun
  1. A serviette; a (usually rectangular) piece of cloth or paper used at the table for wipe, wiping the mouth and hands for cleanliness while eat, eating.
  2. (context, UK) A diaper.
  3. A small scarf worn on the head by Christian woman when entering a Roman Catholic church, as a token of modesty.
  4. A sanitary napkin.
nappy Tweet Definition of nappy Like Definition of nappy on Facebook
noun (nappies)
  1. (context, UK, AU) An absorbent garment worn by a baby who does not yet have voluntary control of its bladder and bowels or by someone who is incontinent.
adjective (nappier, nappiest)
  1. Having a nap (of cloth etc.).
  2. (context, US, slang) Of hair: tightly curled or twisted; frizzy (occasionally specifically in reference to black, Blacks' textured hair).
neb Tweet Definition of neb Like Definition of neb on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, now dialectal) A bird's beak or bill.
  2. (obsolete) A person's mouth.
  3. (context, now dialectal) A person's nose.
  4. (context, now dialectal) The nose or snout of an animal, now especially of a fish.
  5. (context, now dialectal) A projecting extremity; a point or sharp projection.
    • 1658: In Acorns the nebb dilating splitteth the two sides, which sometimes lye whole, when the Oak is sproated two handfuls. " Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 183)
      1. (context, now dialectal) A nib, as of a pen.
neep Tweet Definition of neep Like Definition of neep on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, mostly, Scottish English) the swede (rutabaga), confusingly also called turnip in Scotland
neuk Tweet Definition of neuk Like Definition of neuk on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, Scottish English, pejorative) a corner
nowt Tweet Definition of nowt Like Definition of nowt on Facebook
noun
  1. (Northern England) naught, nothing.
= adverb
  1. (Northern England) naught, nothing.
pronoun
  1. (Northern England) naught, nothing.

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