Definition of papoose
1 dated, offensive, see usage paragraph below : an Indigenous baby or young child of North America
2 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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