English word napkin comes from Middle English (1100-1500) napkyn.
Napkin detailed word origin explanation
|napkyn || Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) || |
|napkin || English (eng) ||(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. |