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 (pă-po͞os′, pə-)
1. Often Offensive A Native American infant or very young child.
2. A cradleboard.

[Narragansett papoòs, child.]


(pəˈpuːs) or


1. an American Indian baby or child
2. a pouchlike bag used for carrying a baby, worn on the back
[C17: from Algonquian papoos]


or pap•poose

(pæˈpus, pə-)

a North American Indian baby or young child.
[1634, Amer.; < Narragansett (E sp.) papoòs baby, or Massachusett (E sp.) pappouse]


An Algonquian word for a baby or young child.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.papoose - an American Indian infantpapoose - an American Indian infant    
babe, baby, infant - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"


[pəˈpuːs] N
1. (= baby) → niño/a m/f indio/a norteamericano/a
2. (= baby sling) → mochila f portabebés


nIndianerbaby nt; (= carrier for American Indian baby)Winkelbrettwiege f; (= carrier for baby)Tragegestell nt
References in classic literature ?
Also, he had once nearly had an eye poked out by a toddling papoose.
Minnehaha, here's to you--to the two of you--an' to the papooses, too, gosh-dang them
There were no children there, and it was night time; but he addressed all who might be dreaming of the Neverland, and who were therefore nearer to him than you think: boys and girls in their nighties, and naked papooses in their baskets hung from trees.
The knowing Pierre immediately landed and took to the woods, followed by his squaw laden with their papooses, and a large bundle containing their most precious effects, promising to rejoin the party some distance above St.
Regular winners GH Jones & Sons, of the Starkey herd, Bryn Mawr, Northop, produced the best group of heifers and claimed the individual heifer with Starkey Pepper Papoose.
Meanwhile, her husband Papoose couldn't help but compare her to a "precious jewel" in a social media post.
So she had got a papoose carrier from a charity shop and adapted it with a dog harness.
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For baby Nancy it was her first glimpse of snow and she wasn't so thrilled, screwing up her eyes and burying herself down into the papoose.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of Papoose Board under Dental Machinery Group
You have to do everything while holding a few extra pounds in your arms, strapped to your back, or against your tummy like a papoose.
A daughter of Toc-Farm Duplex Glauco and bred from a super branch of the Papoose cow family this heifer really did flirt with perfection, displaying perfect balance.