papoose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Narragansett papoos (child).

Noun[edit]

papoose (plural papooses)

  1. A baby.
    • Bram Stoker, The Squaw
      [] a half-breed what they nicknamed "Splinters" 'cos of the way he fixed up her papoose which he stole on a raid []
  2. (Britain) A backpack for carrying a baby.

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