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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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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also ba·by·doll (for defs. 2, 3) .
Origin of baby doll
First recorded in 1860–65
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Example sentences from the Web for baby doll
She stepped into a doorway and started unbuttoning her Alice-blue babydoll dress.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for baby doll
/ (ˈbeɪbɪˌdɒl) /
- a short sleeveless nightgown or dress with a loose skirt
- (as modifier)a babydoll dress
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