Definition of nappy :
1. A round earthen dish, with a flat bottom and sloping sides.
2. Having a nap or pile; downy; shaggy.
3. Inclined to sleep; sleepy; as, to feel nappy.
4. Tending to cause sleepiness; serving to make sleepy; strong; heady; as, nappy ale.
- It mattered not how fair the land through which the road might run, He found new causes for complaint with every Morning Sun: And when the shades of twilight fell and all the world grew nappy, They tied him to his Evening Post, but still he was not happy. - "The Poems of Henry Van Dyke", Henry Van Dyke.
- Mr. Green then is very Disposed to take Sherry; And then Mr. Nappy Will feel very happy; And then Mr. Conner Requests the same honor; Mr. Clark, when at leisure, Will really feel pleasure; Then waiter leans over To take off a cover From fowls, which all beg of, A wing or a leg of; And while they all peck bone, You take to a neck- bone, But even your hunger Declares for a younger. - "The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood", Thomas Hood.
- Oft, when the morning ting'd the redd'ning skies, Far off the spiral smoke was seen to rise; At noon the hospitable board was spread, Then nappy ale made light the weary head; And when grey eve appear'd, in shadows damp, Each casement glitter'd with th' enliv'ning lamp; Here the laugh titter'd, there the lute of Love Fill'd with its melody the moon- light grove: All, all are fled! - "Poems", Sir John Carr.