nappy n. Brit. a piece of soft absorbent material wrapped around the waist and between the legs of a baby to absorb its excrement. [from napkin]
diaper n. U.S. & Canada. a nappy. [Medieval Greek diaspros pure white]
The above definitions were taken from my Collins dictionary. I’d love to hear the definition of diaper from a Canadian or US dictionary.
It could just be my childish mind, but I think nappy and diaper are really bad words to describe what they do. Okay, so nappy comes from napkin, but I’ve never seen anybody sit down to lunch and wrap a napkin around their arse. As for diaper, pure white it will not be for long.