- 1North American A piece of absorbent material wrapped around a baby’s bottom and between its legs to absorb and retain urine and feces.More example sentences
- Leave baby's diaper off for a few minutes and let the bottom air-dry.
- Some parents sew a pocket in the seat of their child's pants and pad it with a piece of diaper.
- Clean you baby's bottom with every diaper change
- 2A linen or cotton fabric woven in a repeating pattern of small diamonds.More example sentences
- 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 geometric or floral pattern used to decorate a surface.More example sentences
- 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.
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- 1North American Put a diaper on (a baby).More example sentences
- Meanwhile, the baby was checked, weighed, and diapered.
- I'm currently reading: ‘The Trixie Update,’ a website kept by a stay at home dad chronicling the feeding, diapering, and sleeping habits of his kid.
- These classes help prepare teens for the practical side of parenthood by teaching such skills as feeding, diapering, child safety, and other basic baby care techniques.
- 2Decorate (a surface) with a repeating geometric or floral pattern.More example sentences
- 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.
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to have denoted a costly fabric, but after the 15th century it was used in sense 2 of the noun; babies' diapers were originally made from pieces of this fabric, hence sense 1 of the noun (late 16th century).
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