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doll

doll

 
pronunciation:
dal
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part of speech: noun
definition: a toy made to look like a baby, child, or other person.
 
derivations: dollish (adj.), dollishly (adv.)
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Doll, a shortened form of the name Dorothy, came to be used as a general term of affection for a person or female pet in the 1500s. By the 1700s, "doll" was used for a child's toy.
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