pacifier

noun
pac·​i·​fi·​er | \ ˈpa-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce pacifier (audio) \

Definition of pacifier

1 : one that pacifies
2 : a usually nipple-shaped device for babies to suck or bite on

Examples of pacifier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside this boombox purse, kids will find a Lil D.J. doll and accessories, including a pacifier and a baby bottle full of glitter. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Black Friday Deals live now in Canada," 23 Nov. 2020 Then turn your baby's trusty pacifier into a pig's nose with some felt and paint. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "3 Adorable Pig Costumes That Are Easy Enough for Anyone to DIY This Halloween," 9 Sep. 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 There’s also a clasp at the bottom of each one, which can hold the silicone teether included in the set or can be used as a pacifier clip. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "Good Housekeeping's 2020 Parenting Awards," 24 Sep. 2020 Just a few weeks after the first-of-its-kind surgery, Sarabeth sucked on a pacifier, leaning against her father's leg on a blanket in the grass outside their house in Petersburg, about 10 miles north of the Ohio state line in Monroe County. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Rare conjoined twins, born locked in embrace, successfully separated in Michigan," 18 Sep. 2020 Any tips on how to avoid reverting to overreliance on the pacifier, or ideas on how to wean? The Washington Post, "On Parenting: Meghan Leahy took your questions," 16 Sep. 2020 Get a Mushie Cleo pacifier clip on Amazon for $14.99 4. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, "28 great gifts for babies and newborns," 16 Sep. 2020 Stick a small piece of velcro on the book to attach to the baby's pacifier. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "3 Adorable Pig Costumes That Are Easy Enough for Anyone to DIY This Halloween," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of pacifier

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pacifier was in 1533

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6 Dec 2020

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“Pacifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pacifier. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for pacifier

pacifier

noun
How to pronounce pacifier (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pacifier

US : a rubber object shaped like a nipple for babies to suck or bite on

pacifier

noun
pac·​i·​fi·​er | \ ˈpas-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce pacifier (audio) \

Medical Definition of pacifier

1 : a usually nipple-shaped device for babies to suck or bite on

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