noun lay·ette \lā-ˈet\

: a collection of basic clothing and other things needed for a new baby

Full Definition of LAYETTE

:  a complete outfit of clothing and equipment for a newborn infant

Origin of LAYETTE

French, from Middle French, diminutive of laye box, from Middle Dutch lade; akin to Old English hladan to load — more at lade
First Known Use: 1839

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, raiment, spectator


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