Definition of bassinet in English:


Syllabification: bas·si·net
Pronunciation: /ˌbasəˈnet


  • A baby’s wicker cradle, usually with a hood.
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    • Cribs, cradles and bassinets are traditionally woven from wickerwork.
    • Hand-me-downs such as cribs, bassinets, strollers, high chairs, and clothes can help save time and money.
    • There was the child, in his bassinet by the sofa.


mid 19th century: from French, diminutive of bassin 'basin'; compare with basinet.

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