baby powder


Definition of baby powder

: a fine powder composed mainly of talc or cornstarch that is sprinkled or rubbed on the skin especially to absorb moisture and relieve chafing

Examples of baby powder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Examples include the July 2018 award of $550 million in actual damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages to 22 plaintiffs who claimed their ovarian cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos allegedly found in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. John Haughey, Washington Examiner, "St. Louis is nation’s seventh-worst ‘judicial hellhole’: Report," 9 Dec. 2020 Testimony in the case showed Olson was a longtime user of baby powder. Jef Feeley,, "J&J Gets $325 Million Talc Verdict Slashed by New York Judge," 20 Nov. 2020 The baby powder could reference Willow’s place as the youngest member of her family. Ariana Brockington,, "The Masked Singer’s Jellyfish Is Either An Olympian Or Mega Hollywood Royalty," 4 Nov. 2020 Libby is 21 inches, weighs about six pounds, has a magnetic pacifier and smells of baby powder. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A former labor and delivery nurse from Lannon creates lifelike baby dolls to bring people 'joy' and 'healing'," 9 Nov. 2020 Missouri’s highest court on Tuesday refused to consider Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $2.12 billion damages award to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in its baby powder and other talc products. Washington Post, "Johnson & Johnson loses appeal of $2.2 billion verdict in ovarian cancer case," 3 Nov. 2020 Johnson & Johnson lost its bid to appeal a $2.1 billion Missouri award to women accusing the company’s iconic baby powder of being laced with asbestos that caused their cancers. Jef Feeley,, "J&J Loses Bid to Appeal $2.1 Billion Missouri Talc-Damage Award," 3 Nov. 2020 The baby powder clue could be a reference to Snooki having kids now. Leah Rocketto, Woman's Day, "Who is Jellyfish on 'The Masked Singer'? Fans Have Some Out-There Guesses," 29 Oct. 2020 That was when Grant says Menna brought out the baby powder. Cara Kelly, USA Today, "He posed as a doctor and a wilderness expert. Behind the facade was an accused child molester.," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of baby powder

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Baby powder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of baby powder

: a light powder that is used to dry or soothe someone's skin (such as a baby's skin)

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