a piece of cloth or other absorbent material folded and worn as underpants by a baby not yet toilet-trained.
Also called diaper cloth . a linen or cotton fabric with a woven pattern of small, constantly repeated figures, as diamonds.
Also called diaper pattern. such a pattern, originally used in the Middle Ages in weaving silk and gold.
to put a diaper on.
to ornament with a diaperlike pattern.
- un·dia·pered, adjective
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How to use diaper in a sentence
The pockets are a great way to store wet clothes in one compartment while keeping snacks, diapers, and dry clothes in the other.
In 2018, Treyburn was fined $188,762 for injuring a resident and having a resident sit in a soiled diaper for hours, among other violations.The Nursing Home Didn’t Send Her to the Hospital, and She Died | by Sean Campbell | January 8, 2021 | ProPublica
So, as the Washington Post reports, more people than ever have resorted to stealing essentials like bread, baby formula, and diapers to survive.Without Government Aid, Americans in Need Are Shoplifting Food Essentials | Jaya Saxena | December 11, 2020 | Eater
On Thursday, the company is unveiling a disposable diaper that claims to be free of many chemicals and made out of plant-based materials, and that fully discloses its ingredients list.Why this organic-food founder is trying to clean up the diaper business | Maria Aspan | December 10, 2020 | Fortune
Lines of cars continue to illustrate the elevated demand for basic supplies like food and diapers.The economy added 245,000 jobs in November, the slowest month of growth since recovery began | Eli Rosenberg | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
On one summer lunch hour, Donna Ann Levonuk, 50, lifted a tub of diaper cream priced at $43.98—and then stashed it in her purse.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks | M.L. Nestel | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is one thing to insist a 2-year-old submit to a diaper change even if she is unwilling.Is It Wrong for Parents to Lock Up Their Disabled Kids? | Elizabeth Picciuto | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even though my dad was the breadwinner, he always had this joke that he changed my diaper once, so she had a lot on her plate.Patricia Arquette Uncut: Drunken Mischief with Johnny Depp, ‘True Romance’ Crush, and ‘Boyhood’ | Marlow Stern | July 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His own trunks could do with urgent restyling, away from their current “Spanx diaper” vibe.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War | Tim Teeman | May 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At home, I changed her diaper and slotted her into her high chair.
The table-cloths and napkins were of cotton diaper, and there was a good deal of plate used, but not displayed.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
He looked at that blue jewel, at the diaper of yellow below it, and he set out upon his nocturnal journey.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
I tried to re-diaper a baby one night and got my ring finger gummed for my efforts.Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
The initial difference in this reign was the more usual occurrence of patterns in diaper upon the clothes.English Costume | Dion Clayton Calthrop
There was a slight increase of heraldic ornament, and a certain amount of foreign diaper patterning on the clothes.English Costume | Dion Clayton Calthrop
British Dictionary definitions for diaper
US and Canadian a piece of soft material, esp towelling or a disposable material, wrapped around a baby in order to absorb its excrement: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): nappy
a woven pattern on fabric consisting of a small repeating design, esp diamonds
fabric having such a pattern
such a pattern, used as decoration
(tr) to decorate with such a pattern
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