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layette

[ley-et] /leɪˈɛt/
noun
1.
an outfit of clothing, bedding, etc., for a newborn baby.
Origin
1830-1840
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/
noun
1.
a complete set of articles, including clothing, bedclothes, and other accessories, for a newborn baby
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old French, from laie, from Middle Dutch laege box
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Word Origin and History for layette
n.

"baby's outfit," 1839, from French layette, properly the box in which it comes, subsequently transferred to the linen, from Middle French layette "chest of drawers," from laie "drawer, box," from Middle Dutch laeye, related to lade, load (v.).

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