Pronunciation: (dī'pur, dī'u-pur), [key]
1. a piece of cloth or other absorbent material folded and worn as underpants by a baby not yet toilet-trained.
2. Also called dia'per cloth". a linen or cotton fabric with a woven pattern of small, constantly repeated figures, as diamonds.
3. Also called dia'per pat"tern. such a pattern, originally used in the Middle Ages in weaving silk and gold.
1. to put a diaper on.
2. to ornament with a diaperlike pattern.
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