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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trademark a teenage doll with numerous sets of clothes and accessories
slang, usually derogatory a superficially attractive but insipid young woman
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1959, trademark name (reg. U.S.). Supposedly named after the daughter of its creator, U.S. businesswoman Ruth Handler (1916-2002); see Barbara.
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