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swaddling clothes

noun plural

Simple Definition of swaddling clothes

  • : narrow strips of cloth that were wrapped around babies in the past

Full Definition of swaddling clothes

  1. 1 :  narrow strips of cloth wrapped around an infant to restrict movement

  2. 2 :  limitations or restrictions imposed on the immature or inexperienced

1526

First Known Use of swaddling clothes

1526


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