2A type of bag used to carry a child on one’s back.
More example sentences
- Public transport is inaccessible and while the people carrier may be a necessity for long journeys, local trips through narrow shop doorways require a balance of double buggies and a papoose or backpack.
- Our papooses are ideal for keeping your baby warm and comfortable. The fleece papooses are available in cream, navy blue and yellow while the 100% cotton towelling papooses are available in the colours shown.
mid 17th century: from Algonquian papoos.
Definition of papoose in:
- The US English dictionary