- a paper or cardboard, usually two-dimensional, representation of the human figure, used as a child's toy.
- Usually paper dolls. a connected series of doll-like figures cut from folded paper.
Origin of paper doll
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for paper doll
Jink, here, has a theory that it's some escapee from the paper-doll factory, with a machete.Police Operation
H. Beam Piper
As if in answer to his question, a wrinkled old lady came to the window to take a paper-doll from the dusty display there.
I nearly went over that time—I had a paper-doll once, named Taglioni.Hildegarde's Holiday
Laura E. Richards
Molly's eyes were fascinated by a card full of paper-doll patterns, and their pretty blue, red, and white dresses.The Book of Stories for the Storyteller
Fanny E. Coe
While Arthur looked them over, she turned to replace a paper-doll which she had knocked down.