Meaning of “diaper” in the English Dictionary


"diaper" in English

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diapernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdaɪ.pər/ us /ˈdaɪ.pɚ/ US UK nappy

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:

diaper cream
She was changing the baby's diaper.
I knew William when he was still in diapers (= when he was a baby).

(Definition of “diaper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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diapernoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɑɪ·pər, ˈdɑɪ·ə·pər/

a thick, soft, cloth or plastic-covered paper that can be placed between the legs and fastened around the waist, used for a baby who has not yet learned to use a toilet:

disposable diapers

(Definition of “diaper” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)