What does diaper mean?

Definitions for diaper
ˈdaɪ pər, ˈdaɪ ə pərdi·a·per

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word diaper.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diaper, nappy, napkin(noun)

    garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement

  2. diaper(noun)

    a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures


  1. diaper(Noun)

    A textile fabric having a diamond-shaped pattern formed by alternating directions of thread.

  2. diaper(Noun)

    A towel or napkin made from such fabric.

  3. diaper(Noun)

    An absorbent garment worn by a baby, or by someone who is incontinent.

  4. diaper(Noun)

    The diamond pattern associated with diaper textiles.

  5. diaper(Verb)

    To put diapers on someone.

    Diapering a baby is something you have to learn fast.

  6. Origin: From Old French dyapre, diaspre, in mediaeval Latin diaspra, diasprum from δίασπρος (adj), from δια- ‘across’ + άσπρος ‘white’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diaper(noun)

    any textile fabric (esp. linen or cotton toweling) woven in diaper pattern. See 2

  2. Diaper(noun)

    surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced

  3. Diaper(noun)

    a towel or napkin for wiping the hands, etc

  4. Diaper(noun)

    an infant's breechcloth

  5. Diaper(verb)

    to ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called diaper, as cloth in weaving

  6. Diaper(verb)

    to put a diaper on (a child)

  7. Diaper(verb)

    to draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth

  8. Origin: [OF. diaspre, diapre, diaspe, sort of figured cloth, It. diaspro jasper, diaspo figured cloth, from L. jaspis a green-colored precious stone. See Jasper.]


  1. Diaper

    A diaper is a kind of underwear that allows one to defecate or urinate in a discreet manner. When diapers become soiled, they require changing; this process is often performed by a second person such as a parent or caregiver. Failure to change a diaper on a regular enough basis can result in skin problems. Diapers are made of cloth or synthetic disposable materials. Cloth diapers are composed of layers of fabric such as cotton, hemp, bamboo or microfiber and can be washed and reused multiple times. Disposable diapers contain absorbent chemicals and are thrown away after use. Plastic pants can be worn over diapers to avoid leaks, but with modern cloth diapers, this is no longer necessary. Diapers are primarily worn by children who are not yet potty trained or experience bedwetting. However, they can also be used by adults with incontinence or in certain circumstances where access to a toilet is unavailable. These can include the elderly, those with a physical or mental disability, and people working in extreme conditions such as astronauts. It is not uncommon for people to wear diapers under dry suits.

Anagrams for diaper »

  1. paired

  2. repaid

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diaper in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diaper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of diaper in a Sentence

  1. Nikki Reed:

    I learned how to change a cloth diaper on a raccoon, i was maybe 8 or 9.

  2. Fox News:

    Diaper Dude: The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years.

  3. Michele Hlavsa:

    Also, take kids on bathroom breaks every hour, and check diapers in a diaper-changing area and not right next to the pool, we all share the water we swim in, but we don't want to share germs, pee or poop.

  4. George Clooney:

    Last night, [ Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber ] were dressed up as rock stars, and I was dressed up as a guy cleaning crap out of a baby's diaper, it was a fantastic costume. Oh, so much fun, you could imagine the fun I had last night.

  5. Robert A. Heinlein:

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.

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