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papoose

[pa-poos, puh-] /pæˈpus, pə-/
noun
1.
a North American Indian baby or young child.
Also, pappoose.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) papoòs baby, or Massachusett (E spelling) pappouse
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papoose

/pəˈpuːs/
noun
1.
an American Indian baby or child
2.
a pouchlike bag used for carrying a baby, worn on the back
Word Origin
C17: from Algonquian papoos
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Word Origin and History for papoose
n.

1630s, from Narragansett papoos "child," or a similar New England Algonquian word; said to mean literally "very young."

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