Origin of bassinetaltered (after French bassin, basin) from French bercelonnette, diminutive of berceau, cradle
Origin of bassinetFrench small basin diminutive of bassin basin from Old French bacin ; see basin .
- A newborn baby's bed, typically made of woven reeds or straw.
- A bascinet.
From French bercelonette, a doubled diminutive of berceau (“cradle”), influenced by bassin (“basin”)