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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).
Translations of “nappy”
in Korean 기저귀…
in Arabic حَفّاضة…
in French couche…
in Turkish çocuk bezi…
in Italian pannolino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 尿布…
in Russian подгузник, пеленка…
in Polish pieluszka, pielucha…
in Spanish pañal…
in Portuguese fralda…
in German die Windel…
in Catalan bolquer…
in Japanese おむつ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尿布…
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