Definition of bassinet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbæsɪˈnet//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbæsɪˈnet//
(especially North American English) (usually British English Moses basket)
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a small bed for a baby, that looks like a basket Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French, diminutive of bassin ‘basin’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bassinet

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