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dollhouse

[dol-hous]
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noun, plural doll·hous·es [dol-hou-ziz] /ˈdɒlˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a miniature house the scale of children's dolls.
  2. a cozy, diminutive home, as a small cottage or housetrailer.
Also especially British, doll's house.

Origin of dollhouse

First recorded in 1775–85; doll + house
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  • Like a dollhouse exposed, he revealed rooms and corridors along which men were running.

    The Image and the Likeness

    John Scott Campbell


Word Origin and History for dollhouse

n.

1855, from doll (n.) + house (n.). Doll's house first recorded 1783.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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