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a. A folded piece of absorbent material, such as paper or cloth, that is placed between a baby's legs and fastened at the waist to contain excretions.
b. A similar piece of material, worn by incontinent adults.
a. A pattern composed of small, regularly repeated geometric motifs, usually diamonds or lozenges, used to decorate a surface.
b. A white cotton or linen fabric having such a pattern.
c. A piece of such fabric.
tr.v. di·a·pered, di·a·per·ing, di·a·pers
1. To put a diaper on.
2. To weave or decorate in a diaper pattern.
[Middle English, textile with a diaper pattern, from Old French diapre, variant of diaspre, from Medieval Latin diasprum, from Medieval Greek diaspros, pure white, of white interspersed with other colors (sense uncertain) : Greek dia-, dia- + Late Greek aspros, white (from aspron, silver denarius (originally *"new, unworn coin"), from earlier Late Greek aspros, rough, from Latin asper, rough, unworn (used of new coins whose relief had not yet been worn smooth)).]
1. US and Canadian a piece of soft material, esp towelling or a disposable material, wrapped around a baby in order to absorb its excrement. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): nappy
a. a woven pattern on fabric consisting of a small repeating design, esp diamonds
b. fabric having such a pattern
c. such a pattern, used as decoration
(Art Terms) (tr) to decorate with such a pattern
[C14: from Old French diaspre, from Medieval Latin diasprus made of diaper, from Medieval Greek diaspros pure white, from dia- + aspros white, shining]
dia•per(ˈdaɪ pər, ˈdaɪ ə pər)
1. a piece of folded cloth or other absorbent material worn as underpants by a baby not yet toilet-trained.
2. a fabric woven in a small, repeated, often geometric figure.
3. the pattern itself.v.t.
4. to put a diaper on.
5. to ornament with a diaperlike pattern.
[1300–50; Middle English diapre < Anglo-French dia(s)p(r)e < Medieval Latin diasprus made of diaper < Medieval Greek díaspros pure white]
Past participle: diapered
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|Noun||1.||diaper - garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement|
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
|2.||diaper - a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures|
diaper[ˈdaɪəpər] n (US) → couche f
n (US) → Windel f
diaper[ˈdaɪəpəʳ] n (Am) → pannolino
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n. pañal; culero; Mex. pavico; zapeta;
___ rash → eritema de los pañales, erupción.