dated, offensive; see usage paragraph below
: an Indigenous baby or young child of North America
chiefly British, sometimes offensive; see usage paragraph below
: a baby carrier (see baby carrier sense 1) that usually consists of a cloth pouch, wrap, or sling for wearing around the torso
She carried her three-month-old tot Apollo in a leopard print papoose, while wearing an all-black ensemble.—Rebecca Davison The star gave birth to a daughter … and clearly dotes on the newborn, carrying her around New York in a furry papoose.—Tamara Abraham
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