a short, light nap or doze.
to doze or sleep lightly.
Historical Examples

a short sleep or doze
verb -naps, -napping, -napped
(intransitive) 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.


A short doze while sitting up: The Senator was enjoying a cat-nap at the time

[1850s+; Attested in form cat’s nap by 1823]


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