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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. From these experiences he became suspicious of all children.
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.
Despite Piers Morgan mocking Daniel Craig for carrying his baby in a papoose by tweeting he had 'emasculated Bond', the region disagrees.
The teen was taken into custody during a traffic stop Saturday night near Cherokee and Papoose roads, where officers said they found a 9 mm handgun and suspected illegal drugs inside the vehicle he was driving.
He thinks men who carry babies in a comfortable papoose where they can feel your body heat and pulse, aren't 'manly'.
And while taking care of their baby, Markle would require Prince Harry to always use a papoose.
"Unfortunately, all over America people are adhering to the old idea of just pin them down." class="MsoNormalWhen I was in training, we routinely restrained children when they needed stitches or other minor and painful procedures by velcroing them into what we called "papoose boards.
Real name Reminisce Mackie, she suffered medical complications after giving birth to her first child with husband MC Papoose. Remy, 38, required a blood transfusion and had to undergo a surgical procedure after what Papoose described as "a tough labour." But Remy is now out of hospital, resting and recovering at home with her family.