a small figure representing a baby or other human being, especially for use as a child's toy.
a small figure representing a nonhuman character, for use as a toy: cartoon character dolls.
a pretty but expressionless or unintelligent woman.
a girl or woman, especially one who is considered attractive.
a boy or man who is considered attractive.
(sometimes initial capital letter) an affectionate or familiar term of address, as to a child or romantic partner (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).
Informal. a generous or helpful person: You're a doll for lending me your car.
Slang. a barbiturate in pill form.
doll up, Informal.
to dress, groom, or style oneself in an elegant or ostentatiously fashionable manner: She got all dolled up for an evening at the opera.
to make more attractive, as by decorating or embellishing: The street was dolled up with showy flowers and colorful banners.
- doll·ish, doll-like, adjective
- doll·ish·ly, adverb
- doll·ish·ness, noun
Other definitions for Doll (2 of 2)
a female given name, form of Dorothy.
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How to use doll in a sentence
In one of the activities men practiced putting the dolls gingerly on their backs to carry them.
The men use the dolls to practice the basics of caring for babies.
I felt very free there to sort of, you know, perform…not just doing guys and dolls and stuff.
Here and there, sparingly, one of the dolls might be purple or green: “Rainbow Piets,” they call them.
Currently, elaborate sex toys, including life-like love dolls, can cost upwards of $6,000.Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn | Aurora Snow | October 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Very charmingly is this respect for rule exhibited in all dealings with animals, also dolls and other pets.Children's Ways | James Sully
They ascended to the finest of these restaurants and found a merchant's party eating at round tables from dolls' plates.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
But the little maid whose hair is made of liquid light, has no eyes for these dolls and puppets.Marguerite | Anatole France
On the stall are baby dolls with bodies made of grey cardboard, smiling after the manner of idols, monstrous and serene as they.Marguerite | Anatole France
The dolls do not talk; the little Genie that gave them their smile did not vouchsafe the gift of speech.Child Life In Town And Country | Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for doll
a small model or dummy of a human being, used as a toy
slang a pretty girl or woman of little intelligence: sometimes used as a term of address
- dollish, adjective
- dollishly, adverb
- dollishness, noun
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