Diaper Definition

dīə-pər, dīpər
diapered, diapers
noun
diapers
A napkin, towel, etc. of such cloth.
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Cloth or fabric with a woven pattern of repeated small figures, such as diamonds.
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A soft, absorbent cloth folded and arranged between the legs and around the waist of a baby to absorb and contain excretions.
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Such a pattern, as in art.
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A piece of absorbent material with a waterproof outer layer, having the same function but intended to be discarded after a single use.
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Synonyms:
napkinnappy
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verb
diapered
To give a diaper design to.
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To put a fresh diaper on (a baby)
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To draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth.
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Other Word Forms of Diaper

Noun

Singular:
diaper
Plural:
diapers

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

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