playpen

play
noun play·pen \ ˈplā-ˌpen \

Definition of playpen

:a portable usually collapsible enclosure in which a baby or young child may play called also play yard

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First Known Use of playpen

1902


PLAYPEN Defined for English Language Learners

playpen

play
noun

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

playpen

play
noun play·pen \ ˈplā-ˌpen \

Definition of playpen for Students

:a small enclosure in which a baby is placed to play


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