Definición de diaper en inglés:

diaper

Saltos de línea: dia¦per
Pronunciación: /ˈdʌɪəpə
 
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sustantivo

  • 1North American A baby’s nappy.
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    • In the West, however, babies wear nappies or diapers until they learn to use a pot.
    • After their second child was born in 1987, she would work days as a medical clerk for the Army and come home at night to two babies in diapers - and often no husband.
    • The proposed welfare cuts, according to Vivian Hain, ‘will take the shirts off our backs and the diapers off our babies.’
  • 2 [mass noun] A linen or cotton fabric woven in a repeating pattern of small diamonds.
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    • Did you know that the word diaper is the name of the type of linen used to make what was then called a napkin or clout for a baby?
  • 2.1A repeating geometrical or floral pattern used to decorate a surface.
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    • The gods and goddesses are overlarge for the spaces they occupy and rest somewhat uncertainly on plinths made up of diaper pattern.
    • The college buildings, of red brick with blue diaper patterning, are grouped around two courtyards.
    • Its decoration consists of incised lines forming a diaper pattern, interspersed with a punched design of tiny triangular forms arranged like the petals of a flower.

verbo

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  • 1North American Put a nappy on (a baby).
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    • Washing, drying, and salting the chicken felt strangely like bathing and diapering a baby - a very cold, lethargic baby with loose, pinkly skin and floppy limbs.
    • We would think a family who used disposable plates and bowls for every meal was wasteful, but we don't think twice about diapering our babies in the same fashion.
    • Is it really going to be the manly thing to be standing on the subway reading about how to diaper your baby?
  • 2Decorate (a surface) with a repeating geometrical or floral pattern.
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    • The dating of the border, with its pale blue relief diapering, is interesting, since it indicates when this variation of the famille verte genre was popular.

Origen

Middle English: from Old French diapre, from medieval Latin diasprum, from medieval Greek diaspros (adjective), from dia 'across' + aspros 'white'. The term seems originally to have denoted a costly fabric, but after the 15th century it was used as in sense 2 of the noun; babies' nappies were originally made from pieces of this fabric, hence sense 1 of the noun (late 16th century).

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