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papoose

or pap·poose

[ pa-poos, puh- ]
/ pæˈpus, pə- /
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noun

a North American Indian baby or young child.

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Origin of papoose

First recorded in 1625–35, Americanism; from Narragansett (English spelling) papoòs “baby,” or Massachusett (English spelling) pappouse
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papoose

pappoose

/ (pəˈpuːs) /

noun

an American Indian baby or child
a pouchlike bag used for carrying a baby, worn on the back

Word Origin for papoose

C17: from Algonquian papoos
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