noun Etymology: Narragansett papoòs Date: 1634 a young child of American Indian parents

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  • Papoose — Papoose, de son vrai nom Shamele Mackie (né le 31 décembre 1978) est un rappeur originaire du quartier de Bedford Stuyvesant, à Brooklyn (New York). Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Anecdotes 3 Discographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Papoose — ist ein insbesondere im englischen Sprachraum verbreitetes Lehnwort aus einer Algonkinsprache (Narraganset papoòs) und bezeichnet ein indianisches Kind. Wie auch der Ausdruck Squaw für eine indianische Frau gilt der Ausdruck heute als veraltet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Papoose — (Custer,США) Категория отеля: Адрес: 11914 Buck Lane, Custer, SD 57730, США …   Каталог отелей

  • Papoose — Pa*poose , n. A babe or young child of Indian parentage in North America. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • papoose — (n.) 1630s, from Narragansett (Algonquian) papoos child, lit. very young …   Etymology dictionary

  • papoose — ☆ papoose [pə po͞os′, papo͞os′ ] n. [Narragansett papoos, child] a North American Indian baby …   English World dictionary

  • Papoose — A papoose (from the Algonquian papoos , meaning child ) is an English loanword whose present meaning is an American Indian child (regardless of tribe). The word came originally from the Narragansett.The term also sometimes refers to Cradle boards …   Wikipedia

  • papoose — UK [pəˈpuːs] / US [pæˈpus] noun [countable] Word forms papoose : singular papoose plural papooses a bag used for carrying a baby on your back …   English dictionary

  • papoose —    (pah POOS) [Narraganset, Massachuset] Among some North American Indians, a baby or small child, particularly one wrapped tightly to a board and carried on the mother’s back.    they’ll send it a signal causing it to open up, revealing the… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • papoose — /pəˈpus / (say puh poohs) noun 1. a baby or young child of one of the Native American peoples of North America. 2. a soft, pouch like carrier in which a baby is held. {Algonquian papeisses, from peisses child} Usage: The use of the term papoose… …   Australian English dictionary

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