Definition of playpen
: a portable usually collapsible enclosure in which a baby or young child may play —called also play yard
Recent Examples of playpen from the Web
But beyond the white noise of those commercial playpens, there is a wide net of far-flung festivities that feel effortlessly offbeat and culturally necessary in today’s uncertain world.
The show began with rappers shouting out about the state of British politics from a colorful children’s playpen at the bottom of the runway.
Tyrrell had told investigators that he had spanked and put Adrian in timeout in his playpen on March 17, 2015, because the boy would not eat his lunch.
A 29-year-old woman is in jail after lawmen found drugs being used in her home with a baby in a nearby playpen.
So creator Marc ten Bosch decided to try something weird in the meantime: letting people freely experiment in a freeform 4D playpen.
George said the enclosure was more of a crib or a playpen.
A few rooms are like the playpens of the clients' three teenage sons, with shuffleboard and a pool table, too many framed sports jerseys and some Warhol prints of John Wayne.
Up until now, the internet has been the alt-right’s playpen—that’s how Pepe the Frog morphed from a beloved cartoon meme into an unofficial symbol of white supremacy.
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First Known Use of playpen
PLAYPEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of playpen for English Language Learners
: a structure with high sides that provides an enclosed area in which a baby or young child can play
PLAYPEN Defined for Kids
Definition of playpen for Students
: a small enclosure in which a baby is placed to play
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