- a brand of doll representing a slim, shapely young woman, especially one with blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin.
- Also called Barbie doll. a person, especially a young woman, perceived as blandly attractive and vacuous.
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Contemporary Examples of barbie
Barbie is an unrealistic, unhealthy, insulting representation of female appearance.Sexism Begins in the Toy Aisle
November 29, 2014
Women are frequently reminded, too, that Barbie would be dangerously underweight if she were a real human.
Mattel recently announced a huge decline in Barbie sales, resulting in $11.2 million lost.
Howell, too, writes that, “Regardless of her problems, Barbie is such a classic.”
Wilson later landed in hot water with some by pushing for the creation of the first Barbie for President doll.Will There Ever Be a ‘Good Wife’ Effect on Politics?
October 20, 2014
Historical Examples of barbie
"Well, I wish you'd say so to Barbie Wallace," her voice sharpened.The Million-Dollar Suitcase
That laugh of hers became one of the well-known features of Barbie.
Barbie had found a cue which it was not slow to make use of.
But with this he did such a trade as had never been known in Barbie.
Then there was Fleckie and Barbie—they would be the big towns!
- informal, mainly Australian short for barbecue
Word Origin and History for barbie
1959, trademark name (reg. U.S.). Supposedly named after the daughter of its creator, U.S. businesswoman Ruth Handler (1916-2002); see Barbara.