[ dol-hous ]
/ ˈdɒlˌhaʊs /

noun, plural doll·hous·es [dol-hou-ziz] /ˈdɒlˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a miniature house the scale of children's dolls.
a cozy, diminutive home, as a small cottage or housetrailer.

Nearby words

  1. dollarwise,
  2. dolled up,
  3. dollface,
  4. dollfuss,
  5. dollfuss, engelbert,
  6. dollop,
  7. dolly,
  8. dolly mixture,
  9. dolly shot,
  10. dolly varden

Also especially British, doll's house.

Origin of dollhouse

First recorded in 1775–85; doll + house

Doll's House, A


a play (1879) by Henrik Ibsen. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for doll's house



1855, from doll (n.) + house (n.). Doll's house first recorded 1783.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper