dollhouse

[ dol-hous ]
/ ˈdɒlˌhaʊs /
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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.
Also especially British, doll's house.

Origin of dollhouse

First recorded in 1775–85; doll + house
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dollhouse


n.

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

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