- a short, light nap or doze.
verb (used without object), cat·napped, cat·nap·ping.
- to doze or sleep lightly.
- a short sleep or doze
verb -naps, -napping or -napped
- (intr) to sleep or doze for a short time or intermittently
also cat-nap, cat’s nap, by 1823, from cat (n.) + nap (n.). A nap such as a cat takes. As a verb from 1859.