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

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Sitting around with a pacifier sucking my thumb in pajamas with a bunch of strangers who want to hug me? Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "John Waters on his new book, Brad Pitt, and why he hates MDMA," 14 June 2019 Among the categories listed: rompers, shoes, dress-up costumes, cribs, changing mats, bed linens, baby carriers, diapers, diaper bags, strollers, car seats, bottles, breast pumps, pacifiers, baby formula, and ever so much more. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Is Planning to Launch a Baby-Product Empire," 15 May 2019 Use a pacifier during nap and sleep times to keep airways open. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "Are Crib Bumpers Safe? Experts Say Not Even Those "Breathable" Mesh Ones Should Be Used," 29 Apr. 2019 The company also now offers teethers in addition to pacifiers. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "The Pop Pacifier From 'Shark Tank' Eliminates the Need for the 5-Second Rule," 8 Mar. 2019 Someone tried to stuff a pacifier into another person's mouth! Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Hannah Brown, the 'Bachelor' Star Looking for "Fierce Love"?," 6 Mar. 2019 Big brother Saint, 3, joined baby Chicago in the passenger seat and took control of the steering wheel, while Chi sucked her pacifier and North sat on the hood of the truck. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian's Daughter, Chicago West, Gets a Mini Mercedes G-Wagon to Match with Mom," 16 Jan. 2019 Do not take toys, pacifiers, cups, baby bottles, strollers or similar items into pig areas. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Michigan county fair attendees test positive for rare strain of swine flu," 13 Aug. 2018 After the race, the victors celebrate by sucking on pacifiers or drinking cheap wine from baby bottles to symbolize rebirth. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "The Palio di Siena: A Survivor’s Tale," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pacifier

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pacifier

noun

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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