Diaper meaning

dīə-pər, dīpər
To put a diaper on.
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To weave or decorate in a diaper pattern.
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To give a diaper design to.
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To put a fresh diaper on (a baby)
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A textile fabric having a diamond-shaped pattern formed by alternating directions of thread.
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A towel or napkin made from such fabric.
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(North America) An absorbent garment worn by a baby, by a young child not yet toilet trained, or by an older person who is incontinent; a nappy.
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The diamond pattern associated with diaper textiles.
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Surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced.
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To put diapers on someone.

Diapering a baby is something you have to learn fast.

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To draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth.
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Origin of diaper

  • Middle English a patterned fabric from Old French diapre, diaspre from Medieval Latin diasprum a white silken material from Medieval Greek diaspros pure white Greek dia- intensive pref. dia– Late Greek aspros white (probably from Latin asper rough)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French dyapre, diaspre, from mediaeval Latin diaspra, diasprum from Byzantine Greek δίασπρος (adj), from δια- (“across”) + άσπρος (“white”).

    From Wiktionary