Definition of pacifier
1 : one that pacifies
2 : a usually nipple-shaped device for babies to suck or bite on
Recent Examples of pacifier from the Web
The Flyers lost, 6-3, in a game that was stopped several times as fans littered the ice with batteries, bullets, golf balls, coins, pacifiers, and other debris.
The baby immediately bursts into tears at the sight of the pop star, prompting several people to jump in to console Asahd with pacifiers and stuffed animals, but their efforts appear to be fruitless.
Its name is a trademark for baby pacifiers, an image that also adorns the app’s icon.
But being able to see Ezekiel search for his pacifier, or watch his favorite mobile of bobbing fish, via NicView makes the situation bearable.
Another gave the baby a pacifier that ripped off the skin around her mouth.
Semaj soon relaxed with a pink pacifier, the intern reported.
The gift basket included a baby book filled with details about Fiona's early days, a stuffed animal, a pacifier and four superhero capes signed by 200 staff members.
From 1991, this patent is one of the first entries in a genre that now includes a wide variety of cup, bottle, pacifier and toy leashes, available at any baby store.
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First Known Use of pacifier
PACIFIER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pacifier for English Language Learners
: a rubber object shaped like a nipple for babies to suck or bite on
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