papoose

[pa-poos, puh-]
noun
a North American Indian baby or young child.
Also, pappoose.


Origin:
1625–35, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) papoòs baby, or Massachusett (E spelling) pappouse

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papoose or pappoose (pəˈpuːs)
 
n
1.  an American Indian baby or child
2.  a pouchlike bag used for carrying a baby, worn on the back
 
[C17: from Algonquian papoos]
 
pappoose or pappoose
 
n
 
[C17: from Algonquian papoos]

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papoose
1634, from Narragansett (Algonquian) papoos "child," lit. "very young."
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She promised a walrus in every igloo and a whale tooth in every papoose.
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