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Definition of "papoose" []

  • A Native American infant or very young child. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "papoose" in a sentence
  • "But if a child is very disruptive and they can be VERY fussy, a papoose is a safer way to control the patient."
  • "Occasionally, "papoose" or "squaw" is used for given names, or a number is used in place of the given name."
  • "He looked eagerly and anxiously at them, as if seeking for the "papoose" who was a little larger than Russ."