a doll, especially one resembling a human baby.
Often baby dolls. Also called baby doll nightgown, baby doll pajamas. a garment for women or girls consisting of a hip-length top of delicate fabric often decorated with ruffles, ribbons, or lace, with a matching panty, worn for sleeping.
a short dress styled to resemble this.
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Also ba·by·doll (for defs 2, 3).
Origin of baby doll
First recorded in 1860–65
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She stepped into a doorway and started unbuttoning her Alice-blue babydoll dress.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
- a short sleeveless nightgown or dress with a loose skirt
- (as modifier)a babydoll dress
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