diaper

A diaper is what babies wear before they’re potty trained. It’s a white cloth or other disposable fabric that’s folded up between the baby’s legs to catch the poop and whatnot. Awwww, isn’t that cute?

In many countries, a diaper is also called a "nappy.” A baby can wear a diaper, but you can also diaper a baby, which means to put a diaper on. The word diaper comes from an Old French root, diaspre, "ornamental cloth" and it used to refer to the act of putting a small pattern on a cloth that was mostly white, which is basically what babies do today.

Definitions of diaper
  1. noun
    garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
    synonyms: napkin, nappy
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    type of:
    garment
    an article of clothing
  2. noun
    a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
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    type of:
    cloth, fabric, material, textile
    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
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