American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Native American infant or very young child.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A North American Indian babe or young child, commonly carried by its mother bound up and strapped to a board, or hung up so as to be out of harm's way.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A babe or young child of Indian parentage in North America.
- n. an American Indian infant
- From Narragansett papoos ("child") (Wiktionary)
- Narragansett papoòs, child. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“papoose," or child, wigwam, &c. &c., though it is doubtful whether they belonged at all to any Indian dialect, are much used by both white and red men in their Intercourse.”
“Among the western Eskimo, "the mother who loses her nursling places the poor 'papoose' in a beautifully ornamented box, which she fastens on her back and carries about her for a long while.”
“I wish I knew what he meant by that 'papoose' he's always talking about. ”
“[Footnote: An Indian baby; but "papoose" is not an Indian word.”
“[Footnote: An Indian baby, but "papoose" is not an Indian word.”
“A half-black, half-Cherokee papoose that cost you 35 grand.”
“There were little blankets designed to wrap the baby like a papoose, but I worried that I would wrap the child too tight and suffocate her.”
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