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Meaning of NAP


What Does NAP Mean?

NAP means a "Not a Problem" or can refer to a short sleep. The most common meaning of the acronym NAP is Not a Problem. (Of note, this is also seen in the form NP (No Problem).)

The word NAP can also refer to a short sleep (usually of three hours or less to stave off tiredness from previous over-indulgence). Of interest, NAP derives from the old English word "hnappian", meaning sleep, which is probably of Germanic origin. In the context of sleeping, a NAP is sometimes called a "Nanna Nap" because older people will often take a NAP.
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Definition for NAP

NAP means Not a Problem. This is the most common definition for NAP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about NAP:

NAP
Definition:Not a Problem
Type:Acronym
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write NAP, I mean this:

meaning of NAP
NAP most commonly means "Not a Problem".
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Second Definition for NAP

The following definition for NAP was also noted:

NAP
Definition:A short sleep
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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Examples of NAP in Sentences

Here are examples of NAP being used in conversations:
  • Will: Meet me at the bar at 10.
  • Myles: NAP.
  • (Here, NAP means Not a Problem.)
  • Josie: I'm so tired. How am I going to make it through tonight's party?
  • Carrie: Why don't you have a NAP before you go?
  • (Here, NAP means a short sleep.)

An Academic Look at NAP

As it is spoken like a word, NAP is an acronym. Acronyms contrast with initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "No Problem" instead of NAP. In the context of sleep, we might have said "40 winks" or "kip" as well as NAP.

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Using NAP on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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