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layette

[ ley-et ]
/ leɪˈɛt /
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noun
an outfit of clothing, bedding, etc., for a newborn baby.
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Origin of layette

1830–40; <French; Middle French laiete small coffer, equivalent to laie chest (<Middle Dutch laeye, variant of lade; akin to lade) + -ete-ette
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British Dictionary definitions for layette

layette
/ (leɪˈɛt) /

noun
a complete set of articles, including clothing, bedclothes, and other accessories, for a newborn baby

Word Origin for layette

C19: from French, from Old French, from laie, from Middle Dutch laege box
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