layette

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noun lay·ette \lā-ˈet\

Definition of layette

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

Origin and Etymology of layette

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


First Known Use: 1839


LAYETTE Defined for English Language Learners

layette

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noun lay·ette \lā-ˈet\

Definition of layette for English Language Learners

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

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