Definition of Papoose

1. Noun. An American Indian infant.

Exact synonyms: Pappoose
Generic synonyms: Babe, Baby, Infant



Definition of Papoose

1. n. A babe or young child of Indian parentage in North America.

Definition of Papoose

1. Noun. baby ¹

2. Noun. backpack (UK) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Papoose

1. an American Indian baby [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Papoose

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Literary usage of Papoose

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1. Elson Primary School Reader by William Harris Elson (1913)
"The pine trees are slumbering, little papoose, The squirrel has gone to his nest, ... Then hush-a-by, rock-a-by, little papoose, You sail on the river of ..."

2. Out where the West Begins: And Other Western Verses by Arthur Chapman (1917)
"I love you — how much I cannot tell, Little papoose; I hope you shall love me but half as well, Little papoose; Few are our people and weak have they grown: ..."

3. Wheeler's Graded Literary Readers, with Interpretations by William Iler Crane, William Henry Wheeler (1919)
"ROCK-A-BY, HUSH-A-BY, LITTLE papoose CHARLES MYALL We must not think that our ... papoose (pa-poos'): an Indian baby. roebuck (ro-buk'): a kind of deer. ..."

4. The Elson Readers by William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck, Lura E. Runkel (1920)
"The pine trees are slumbering, little papoose, The squirrel has gone to his nest, ... Then hush-a-by, rock-a-by, little papoose, You sail on the river of ..."

5. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"... which he followed so advantageously that he killed four, at the same time taking "a Squaw alive with a papoose at her breast, which he preserved, ..."

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