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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How to use Barbie in a sentence
There are two new Przewalski’s horses, a mother and son named Barbie and Cooper, who arrived in December, and a tiny, year-old Komodo dragon named Onyx, who also came in December.National Zoo prepares to reopen, panda cub ‘Little Miracle’ will make public debut | Michael Ruane | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Starting with playing Barbie dolls at the late age of ten when I’d give them intricate plotlines that I was far too young to understand, my favorite thing in the world was to create a universe of characters.When the Music Stops: An Actor on What She Learned About Self-Worth After a Year Without Applause | Susanna Schrobsdorff | May 17, 2021 | Time
We’re not trying to sell you the same Barbie you could buy at Amazon or Walmart.CAMP wants to patent e-commerce for kids with its new Present Shop | Kayleigh Barber | May 17, 2021 | Digiday
Launched in 2018, Barbie dolls have been crafted after nine heroic risk-takers whose work inspired the next generation of game-changers.
Two of the highest-profile women candidates for president — Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren — were also born in the 1940s, at least a decade before little girls started to play with Barbie dolls.
Barbie is an unrealistic, unhealthy, insulting representation of female appearance.
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? | Keli Goff | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was partly policy and partly accident that brought Wilson back to Barbie.
During his first year in Barbie Mrs. Wilson was his sole helper.
Dem'd glad to get back to town again—Barbie's too quiet for my tastes.
But more eggs and butter could be had than were required in the neighbourhood of Barbie.
Was John Gourlay to turn tail for a wheen o' the Barbie dirt?
British Dictionary definitions for barbie
informal, mainly Australian short for barbecue
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