noun di·a·per \ˈdī-pər also ˈdī-ə-\

: 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

:  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
:  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
:  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



: to put a diaper on (someone)

di·a·pereddi·a·per·ing \-p(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of DIAPER

transitive verb
:  to ornament with diaper designs
:  to put on or change the diaper of (an infant)

First Known Use of DIAPER

14th century

Rhymes with DIAPER

DIAPERING Defined for Kids


noun di·a·per \ˈdī-pər, ˈdī-ə-pər\

Definition of DIAPER for Kids

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


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