papoose

noun
pa·​poose | \ pa-ˈpüs How to pronounce papoose (audio) , pə- \

Definition of papoose

dated, now often offensive
: a young child of American Indian parents

First Known Use of papoose

1634, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for papoose

Narragansett papoòs

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“Papoose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papoose. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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