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baby doll

noun
  1. a doll, especially one resembling a human baby.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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Examples from the Web for babydoll

Historical Examples of babydoll

  • She stepped into a doorway and started unbuttoning her Alice-blue babydoll dress.

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    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for babydoll

babydoll

noun
    1. a short sleeveless nightgown or dress with a loose skirt
    2. (as modifier)a babydoll dress
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