layette

layette

[ley-et]
noun
an outfit of clothing, bedding, etc., for a newborn baby.

Origin:
1830–40; < French; Middle French laiete small coffer, equivalent to laie chest (< Middle Dutch laeye, variant of lade; akin to lade) + -ete -ette

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layette (leɪˈɛt)
 
n
a complete set of articles, including clothing, bedclothes, and other accessories, for a newborn baby
 
[C19: from French, from Old French, from laie, from Middle Dutch laege box]

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layette
1839, from Fr. layette.
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