- a brand name for a small, very plump doll with a topknot, usually made of plaster or celluloid.
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Examples from the Web for kewpie
It was a long letter and quite covered two sheets of Kewpie paper.Mary Rose of Mifflin
Frances R. Sterrett
Well, even four times a week will show results, said Kewpie, cheerfully.
Of the four, Kewpie and George were more often found in company with the twins.
Well, Kewpie told Captain Stevenson that 64 you are a swell player.
About four, I thought, said Ned, but Kewpie could come last.
Word Origin and History for kewpie
1909, American English, coined by their illustrator, Rose C. O'Neill (1874-1944), as an altered form of a diminutive of Cupid.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper