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"napkin" in British English

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napkinnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈnæp.kɪn/ (UK also serviette)
B2 a ​smallsquarepiece of ​cloth or ​paper, used while you are ​eating to ​protectyourclothes or to ​cleanyourmouth or ​fingers
(Definition of napkin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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napkinnoun [C]

 us   /ˈnæp·kɪn/ (Cdn Br serviette)
a ​piece of ​cloth or ​paper used at ​meals to ​protectyourclothes and to ​cleanyourlips or ​fingers
(Definition of napkin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “napkin”
in Korean 냅킨…
in Arabic فوطة المائدة…
in Malaysian kain kesat tangan, napkin, kain lampin…
in French serviette (de table), couche…
in Russian салфетка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 餐巾, 餐巾紙…
in Italian tovagliolo…
in Turkish peçete…
in Polish serwetka…
in Spanish servilleta, pañal…
in Vietnamese khăn ăn…
in Portuguese guardanapo…
in Thai ผ้าเช็ดปาก, ผ้าอ้อม…
in German die Serviette, die Windel…
in Catalan tovalló…
in Japanese (食事用の)ナプキン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 餐巾, 餐巾纸…
in Indonesian serbet makan, popok…
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