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Kewpie Doll

noun US and Canadian
  1. trademark a doll having rosy cheeks and a curl of hair on its head
  2. (often not capitals) any brightly coloured doll, commonly given as a prize at carnivals
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Word Origin

C20 kewpie, perhaps from Cupid
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