noun, plural dol·lies.
verb (used with object), dol·lied, dol·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), dol·lied, dol·ly·ing.
Origin of dolly
Examples from the Web for dolly
Contemporary Examples of dolly
Next came Dolly, after a big sorrel mare; and Paul, after a freckled pinto; and so on down the line.Gay Talese on Charlie Manson’s Home on the Range
October 31, 2014
"It is hot and it is ready," says Bernice Michaud, who has been waitressing at Dolly's for over a quarter century.On the Canadian Border, It's Pancakes for Every Meal
Jane & Michael Stern
July 6, 2014
Dolly Parton, although rumored to be heterosexual, certainly has a big place in the gay world.Is Gay Singer Steve Grand Really Country Music’s Frank Ocean?
March 25, 2014
As for just what a producer does, the credit is likely the most misunderstood in the business (besides the dolly grip).Interactive: Hollywood’s 50 Greatest Producers of All Time
Brandy Zadrozny, Rachel Bronstein
March 1, 2014
With Dolly dreading a return across the Atlantic to singledom, Emily strikes upon the idea that she could stay as a temporary PA.‘Doll & Em’ Is the Female ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’
February 7, 2014
Historical Examples of dolly
Dolly, he said, was too tired after her journey to do more than send a friendly greeting to them.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
I am got above minding my brother, cousin Dolly:—he is but my brother.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
You haven't any political secrets that Dolly wants to get at, have you?A Woman Intervenes
Thank you, Boy, for not letting them squirt water on my dolly's clean dress.The Harbor
And here he exchanged a grin with Hugh, who removed his eyes from Dolly for the purpose.Barnaby Rudge
noun plural -lies
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
c.1600, Dolly, a fem. nickname (see doll); 1790 as "child's doll;" applied from 1792 to any contrivance fancied to resemble a dolly in some sense, especially "a small platform on rollers" (1901). Doesn't look like one to me, either, but that's what they say.
The first mammal successfully cloned — Dolly, a sheep — was born in 1996 in Scotland as the result of work by biologist Ian Wilmut (see clone). The procedure that produced Dolly involved removing the nucleus from an egg cell and placing the nucleus of an adult sheep's mammary cell into it. Further manipulations caused the egg to “turn on” all genes and develop like a normal zygote. (See totipotency.)