1 (also Rooney napkin) a piece of stolen paper or cloth from an establishment that serves food - usually fast food restaurants. These napkins are acquired for personal stock for use at home.
ORIGIN Recent Midwest English : from the television personality Andrew Aitken Andy ‘Rooney’ + -kin .
In his CBS segment called 'Andy Knows How to Save' Andy Rooney advocates pocketing napkins, dinner rolls, creamer and other 'free' items that restaurants leave on the table for home use to save some money.
Rooneykins are commonly found in college apartments, glove boxes, & the pockets or handbags of the elderly.