playpen

[ pley-pen ]
/ ˈpleɪˌpɛn /

noun

a small enclosure, usually portable, in which a young child can play safely alone without constant supervision.

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Origin of playpen

First recorded in 1930–35; play + pen2
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British Dictionary definitions for playpen

playpen
/ (ˈpleɪˌpɛn) /

noun

a small enclosure, usually portable, in which a young child can be left to play in safety
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