Part of speech: noun

A North - American Indian infant. pappoose.

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Usage examples "papoose":

  1. Thar's a half hoop over the head- end of these papoose boards, hung with bells for the papoose to get infantile action on an' amoose his leesure. - "Wolfville Nights", Alfred Lewis.
  2. If there were but a child, bone of his bone, then perhaps he would not go; or, if he went, then surely he would return when he heard his papoose calling in the lodge in the wilderness. - "Northern Lights", Gilbert Parker.
  3. Calico and her own little horse, Papoose, were among them. - "The Settling of the Sage", Hal G. Evarts.