bassinet

noun
bas·​si·​net | \ ˌba-sə-ˈnet How to pronounce bassinet (audio) , ˈba-sə-ˌnet \

Definition of bassinet

: a baby's basketlike bed (as of wickerwork or plastic) often with a hood over one end

Examples of bassinet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most ornate baskets take at least a week, and a bassinet can be months in the making. Nafeesah Allen, House Beautiful, 30 Aug. 2021 The investigator noted there was an unused bassinet, empty and in working order, in the room where Tyler died. Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Dec. 2011 And Angelina, also 2 months, who died facedown in a bassinet, a set of safe-sleep guidelines printed on the sheet. Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Dec. 2011 Basically, the bassinet has become an emblem of everything there is to love and lament about the millennial yuppie parenting lifestyle. Washington Post, 13 July 2021 But the inclined sleeper was allowed to stay on the market because it was not classified as a crib or a bassinet, which are required by federal safety rules to have flat sleep surfaces. Todd Frankel, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2021 The fancy bassinet has a way of separating even well-to-do parents into the Snoos and the Snoo-nots. Washington Post, 13 July 2021 Across the hospital room was a bassinet with a blanket and a little hat waiting for a baby. Susanna Wolff, The New Yorker, 12 July 2021 But the inclined sleeper was allowed to stay on the market because it was not classified as a crib or a bassinet, which are required by federal safety rules to have flat sleep surfaces. Todd Frankel, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of bassinet

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bassinet

probably modification of French barcelonnette, diminutive of berceau cradle

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The first known use of bassinet was in 1836

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14 Sep 2021

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“Bassinet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bassinet. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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bassinet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bassinet

: a small bed for a baby that looks like a basket and that usually has a hood or cover over one end

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