I actually will doll up the frozen White Castles with fresh onions and cheese.
As soon as her lessons were over, Fanny took her doll up to her room, and reintroduced her to Nancy.
They shut the doll up in a small room, so that she could not be seen.
Her fury had spent itself in one blow and she would have given anything to set the doll up in its place again unharmed.
We even had to send out word it was time to doll up for dinner.
He could doll up in his uniform any minute; he could even claim his place at the Captain's table, and meet the Girl.
Vee makes me doll up in an open face vest and dinner coat, too.
She caught the doll up by its leg, and with an exclamation of disgust threw it into the fire.
And to go home at night to doll up in his glad rags and call on Mazie.
So Struthers and I are about to doll up these dilapidated quarters of ours.
1550s, endearing name for a female pet or a mistress; originally a familiar form of fem. proper name Dorothy (q.v.). The -l- for -r- substitution in nicknames is common in English: cf. Hal for Harold, Moll for Mary, Sally for Sarah, etc. Attested from 1640s as colloquial for "slattern;" sense of "child's toy baby" is c.1700. Transferred back to living beings 1778 in sense of "pretty, silly woman."
1867, "to pet, indulge," from doll (n.). Usually with up. Meaning "to dress up" is from 1906, American English. Related: Dolled; dolling.
To dress fancily and in one's best clothes; gussy up: This year the girls are dolling up in calico patchworks (1906+)