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diaper

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noun di·a·per \ˈdī-pər also ˈdī-ə-\

Simple Definition of diaper

  • : a piece of cloth or other material that is placed between a baby's legs and fastened around the waist to hold body waste

Full Definition of diaper

  1. 1 :  a fabric with a distinctive pattern: a :  a rich silk fabric b :  a soft usually white linen or cotton fabric used for tablecloths or towels

  2. 2 :  an allover pattern consisting of one or more small repeated units of design (as geometric figures) connecting with one another or growing out of one another with continuously flowing or straight lines

  3. 3 :  a basic garment for infants consisting of a folded cloth or other absorbent material drawn up between the legs and fastened about the waist; also :  a similar garment especially for incontinent adults

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Origin of diaper

Middle English diapre, from Anglo-French diaspre, from Medieval Latin diasprum


First Known Use: 14th century


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diaper

verb di·a·per

Simple Definition of diaper

  • : to put a diaper on (someone)

Full Definition of diaper

di·a·pereddi·a·per·ing play \-p(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to ornament with diaper designs

  3. 2 :  to put on or change the diaper of (an infant)

14th Century

First Known Use of diaper

14th century

Rhymes with diaper


DIAPER Defined for Kids

diaper

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noun di·a·per \ˈdī-pər, ˈdī-ə-pər\

Definition of diaper

  1. :  a piece of absorbent material for a baby worn pulled up between the legs and fastened around the waist





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