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Yes. The word nep is a Scrabble US word. The word nep is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is nep a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word nep is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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3 letters words from 'nep'

NEP 5PEN 5

2 letters words from 'nep'

EN 2NE 2
PE 4 

All 3 letters words made out of nep

nep enp npe pne epn pen

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Definitions and meaning of nep

nep

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛp/
  • Rhymes: -ɛp

Etymology 1

From Middle English neppe, nepe, nepte, nept, from Old English nepte, nefte, from Latin nepeta. Compare Dutch neppe, nippe (catnip).

Alternative forms

  • nip (dialectal)

Noun

nep (usually uncountable, plural neps)

  1. Catmint, catnip; Nepeta cataria.
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio 2007, p. 201:
      Nep is generally used for women to procure their courses, being taken inwardly or outwardly, either alone or with other convenient herbs in a decoction to bathe them, of sit over the hot fumes thereof.

Etymology 2

Perhaps a variant of nap for knap, from Middle English knep, kneppe, knappe, a conflation of Old English cnep, cnæp, cnæpp (top, knop, summit) and Old Norse knappr (knob), both from Proto-Germanic *knappaz, *knappô (knob), from Proto-Indo-European *gnebʰ- (to press, tighten), from Proto-Indo-European *gen- (to pinch, squeeze, bend, press together, ball). Compare also Old Norse hnappr (button). Related to knob.

Noun

nep (plural neps)

  1. (Britain, dialect) A knot in a fibre of cotton.

Anagrams

  • PEN, PNe, Pen, pen

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Etymology

From ne (interrogatory root) +‎ p (thing). See nekon, nen.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ne̞p]

Pronoun

nep (Kana spelling ネㇷ゚)

  1. (interrogative) what

Usage notes

Less common in spoken language than hemanta.

Synonyms

  • hemanta

See also


Dutch

Etymology

From German Nepp.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛp/
  • Hyphenation: nep
  • Rhymes: -ɛp

Noun

nep m (uncountable)

  1. imitation, fake

Adjective

nep (comparative nepper, superlative nepst)

  1. fake, not real
  2. artificial, not natural

Inflection

Some Dutch speakers may consider attributive use of this adjective informal. Thus, the inflected form neppe is not very commonly used in more formal language. In such language, the word is used more often in compounds formed by prefixing with nep-. The predicative and partitive forms are used normally.

Synonyms

  • namaak

Antonyms

  • authentiek
  • echt
  • natuurlijk

Derived terms

  • nepneutraliteit
  • nepnieuws
  • nepperd
  • nepvlees

Anagrams

  • pen

Middle English

Noun

nep

  1. Alternative form of nap (drinking bowl)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (dialect) catmint, a plant attractive to cats.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)