paper doll



a paper or cardboard, usually two-dimensional, representation of the human figure, used as a child's toy.
Usually paper dolls. a connected series of doll-like figures cut from folded paper.

Origin of paper doll

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for paper doll

Historical Examples of paper doll

  • Jink, here, has a theory that it's some escapee from the paper-doll factory, with a machete.

    Police Operation

    H. Beam Piper

  • As if in answer to his question, a wrinkled old lady came to the window to take a paper-doll from the dusty display there.

    Maida's Little Shop

    Inez Haynes Irwin

  • I nearly went over that time—I had a paper-doll once, named Taglioni.

    Hildegarde's Holiday

    Laura E. Richards

  • Molly's eyes were fascinated by a card full of paper-doll patterns, and their pretty blue, red, and white dresses.

  • While Arthur looked them over, she turned to replace a paper-doll which she had knocked down.

    Maida's Little Shop

    Inez Haynes Irwin