Definition of layette in English:

layette

Syllabification: lay·ette
Pronunciation: /lāˈet
 
/

noun

  • A set of clothing, linens, and sometimes toiletries for a newborn child.
    More example sentences
    • In its infant mortality program, Richmond's public health nurses provided not only milk and ice to their patients, but also provided the layette when needed for newborns.
    • We in the Caribbean certainly have the capacity to manufacture our own cotton goods such as bed sheets, baby layettes and a wide variety of garments.
    • Instantly they were flooded with offers from firms selling disposable nappies, baby food, layettes and cots.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, diminutive of Old French laie 'drawer', from Middle Dutch laege.

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