lay·​ette | \ lā-ˈet How to pronounce layette (audio) \

Definition of layette

: a complete outfit of clothing and equipment for a newborn infant

Examples of layette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Faulhaber said that several years ago, the purchase and packing of layettes for mothers of newborns were added to the project. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2019 Blankets, towels and personal items for the babies and mothers are packed in special layette bags, shipped with the shoe boxes and distributed to a maternity center near Chinandega. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2019 The crib also comes with a layette bag full of diapers, pacifiers, a rattle, infant towels, clothes and other items. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Dec. 2019 Since its founding in 2011, the line’s chic, simple organic baby wraps (and more recently, swaddles and adorable newborn layette sets) have rapidly populated baby shower registries all over the country. Cristina Mueller, Glamour, 17 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of layette

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for layette

French, from Middle French, diminutive of laye box, from Middle Dutch lade; akin to Old English hladan to load — more at lade

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“Layette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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