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[ley-et] /leɪˈɛt/

an outfit of clothing, bedding, etc., for a newborn baby.
a complete set of articles, including clothing, bedclothes, and other accessories, for a newborn baby

“baby’s outfit,” 1839, from French layette, properly the box in which it comes, subsequently transferred to the linen, from Middle French layette “chest of drawers,” from laie “drawer, box,” from Middle Dutch laeye, related to lade, load (v.).


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