noun, plural dol·lies.
verb (used with object), dol·lied, dol·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), dol·lied, dol·ly·ing.
Definition for dolly (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for dolly
Next came Dolly, after a big sorrel mare; and Paul, after a freckled pinto; and so on down the line.
"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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
With Dolly dreading a return across the Atlantic to singledom, Emily strikes upon the idea that she could stay as a temporary PA.
When someone like Dolly Parton comes out about being in an open relationship, she says, it can be only be a boon for the cause.
Lady B. Tell me Dolly, how dare you take up with that person?Fontainbleau|John O'Keeffe
But the allusion to an English Duke told intensely on Dolly, who had suspected that he had a noble rival.The Duke's Children|Anthony Trollope
He met the fair Dolly almost every day, and their interviews did not grow shorter, although the days were doing so.Springhaven|R. D. Blackmore
Why shouldn't his own mother's father have been a deserter from the king's ship, and been saved by Dolly Pentreath?Cornish Saints and Sinners|J. Henry Harris
Instead, he found a place with Margery Burton, and Dolly had to climb into her wagon alone.The Camp Fire Girls at Long Lake|Jane L. Stewart
British Dictionary definitions for dolly
noun plural -lies
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
Word Origin and History for dolly
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.
Culture definitions for dolly
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.)