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nappy

noun [C] uk   /ˈnæp.i/ UK (US diaper) us  
a square of thick soft paper or cloth that is fastened around a baby's bottom and between its legs to absorb its urine and solid waste: disposable/reusable nappies nappy cream She was changing the baby's nappy. I knew William when he was still in nappies (= when he was a baby).Babies' and children's clothing
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