Definition of nape noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//neɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//neɪp//
[singular] nape (of somebody’s neck) Body parts
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the back of the neck Her hair was cut short at the nape of her neck. The hair on his nape prickled with fear. See related entries: Body parts Word OriginMiddle English: of unknown origin.
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