layette

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

Definition of layette

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

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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, "I Spend $4,800 a Year on Life Coaches, and It’s Honestly Changed My Life," 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of layette

: a collection of basic clothing and other things needed for a new baby

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