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baby doll

a doll, especially one resembling a human baby.
Often, baby dolls. Also called baby doll nightgown, baby doll pajamas. a garment for women or girls consisting of a hip-length top of delicate fabric often decorated with ruffles, ribbons, or lace, with a matching panty, worn for sleeping.
a short dress styled to resemble this.
Also, babydoll (for defs 2, 3)
Origin of baby doll
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I have never touched them since you put me to bed for breaking the baby doll.

    Adventures in Toyland

    Edith King Hall
  • "The baby doll is here and wants to see you," Paddy announced.

    The Argus Pheasant John Charles Beecham
  • Winifred heard, and realized that she was the Effect and baby doll in question.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • Hugging the baby doll tight in one arm, Anne threw the other around Mrs. Patterson's neck, and kissed her again and again.


    Edna Turpin
  • "Yes, dear; we shall see," was Mrs. Stone's answer, as she went forward to the table where the baby doll lay in her glory.

    Mamie's Watchword

    Joanna H. (Joanna Hooe) Mathews
  • She thought the two seemed very close, but she disentangled them, and laid the baby doll on the counter.

    The Children's Book of London Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • Tense, as if she were waiting for the warning not to touch, Martha finally caressed the hair of a baby doll.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
  • The voices sank from hearing and Maria Angelina was left with the feeling that a baby doll was not a desirable being in America.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
Slang definitions & phrases for baby doll

baby doll

noun phrase

A pretty woman, esp one cherished by a man as his own (1900s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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