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doll

 
pronunciation:
dal
phrases:
doll up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small figure usually made of plastic, wood, or cloth that resembles a baby, child, or other person, used esp. as a child's toy.
My younger daughter likes to play with dolls.
 
definition 2: (informal) a kind and generous person.
You are such a doll for helping me out like this!
definition 3: (sometimes considered offensive) darling; babe.
Hey, doll. Come sit here by me!
definition 4: (slang; old-fashioned) a woman.
He doesn't play poker with us anymore because he's got himself a doll now.He's always been popular with the dolls.
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phrase: doll up
derivations: dollish (adj.), dollishly (adv.)
Word History
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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