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Meaning of diaper

dia•per

Pronunciation: (dī'pur, dī'u-pur), [key]
— n.
  1. a piece of cloth or other absorbent material folded and worn as underpants by a baby not yet toilet-trained.
  2. Also calleda linen or cotton fabric with a woven pattern of small, constantly repeated figures, as diamonds.
  3. Also calledsuch a pattern, originally used in the Middle Ages in weaving silk and gold.
—v.t.
  1. to put a diaper on.
  2. to ornament with a diaperlike pattern.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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