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Kewpie

[kyoo-pee]
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Trademark.
  1. a brand name for a small, very plump doll with a topknot, usually made of plaster or celluloid.
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Examples from the Web for kewpie

Historical Examples

  • It was a long letter and quite covered two sheets of Kewpie paper.

    Mary Rose of Mifflin

    Frances R. Sterrett

  • Well, even four times a week will show results, said Kewpie, cheerfully.

    The Turner Twins

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Of the four, Kewpie and George were more often found in company with the twins.

    The Turner Twins

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Well, Kewpie told Captain Stevenson that 64 you are a swell player.

    The Turner Twins

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • About four, I thought, said Ned, but Kewpie could come last.

    The Turner Twins

    Ralph Henry Barbour


Word Origin and History for kewpie

n.

1909, American English, coined by their illustrator, Rose C. O'Neill (1874-1944), as an altered form of a diminutive of Cupid.

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