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diaper

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noun di·a·per \ ˈdī-pər also ˈdī-ə- \

Definition of diaper

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

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


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diaper

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Definition of diaper

diapered; diapering play \-p(ə-)riŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to ornament with diaper designs
2 :to put on or change the diaper of (an infant)

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First Known Use of diaper

14th century


DIAPER Defined for English Language Learners

diaper

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noun

Definition of diaper for English Language Learners

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


diaper

verb

Definition of diaper for English Language Learners

  • : to put a diaper on (someone)


DIAPER Defined for Kids

diaper

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noun di·a·per \ ˈdī-pər , ˈdī-ə-pər \

Definition of diaper for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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diaper

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noun di·a·per \ ˈdī(-ə)-pər \

medical Definition of diaper

:a basic garment especially for infants consisting of a folded cloth or other absorbent material drawn up between the legs and fastened about the waist

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diaper

transitive verb

medical Definition of diaper

diapered; diapering play \-p(ə-)riŋ\
:to put on or change the diaper of (an infant)


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