Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, fat-cheeked, wide-eyed doll with a curl of hair on top of the head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A doll of the Kewpie brand, or any similar doll or depiction

Etymologies

Originally a trademark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Mary Bancroft, one of his operatives in Switzerland, thought he looked more like a “kewpie doll” than a glamorous spymaster.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • I had to know what the label said on the bottle Upper-Right kewpie was holding.

    Jell-O and the Kewpies

  • Kewpies have always been in m life, my parents had kewpie bride & groom on their wedding cake! every time I was sick (I had double pppneumonia 4 times) I ate Jell-o and played with my kewpie dolls!

    Jell-O and the Kewpies

  • It's really hard sometimes because I have a damaged ligament in my leg that I suffered while in Bangkok when I worked for a company that made kewpie dolls -- I made the eyes.

    Cocoa Popps: I AM: The Film, the Message and... Water Bottles?

  • Not to mention the Obamas, plus Sarah Palin if you like the republican kewpie-doll look.

    Matthew Yglesias » Requests Thread

  • Impassivity is the boy's favored affect, and it's a comfortable fit with the malign calm of the crime family that takes him in three uncles, one of them only a few years older than he is, and their mother, Smurf, a bleached-blonde virago with the face of an aging kewpie doll.

    'Eat Pray' Preach Preen

  • When I picture Dymphna now, I see a kewpie doll–faced woman in her twenties, careless of her appearance, slumped in a lawn chair smoking a cigarette and desultorily pushing Jesse in his swing.

    Knowing Jesse

  • One leg extended out of the bed and the other was on its way to meet it when Achilles grabbed me from behind, flinging me like a kewpie doll back toward the bed.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • For something more sturdy — and stupendous — try the turmeric-glazed tilapia with dill, jalape ñ o, cucumber relish and mole kewpie in the chef ' s signature bowl.

    One Multicultural Menu

  • March 19th, 2010 at 1:19 pm neo, i am going to run out of kewpie dolls..

    The election of 2008: not listening to Cassandra

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