from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A child's usually small toy having the likeness of a human.
- n. A pretty child.
- n. Slang An attractive person.
- n. Slang A woman.
- n. Slang A sweetheart or darling.
- n. Slang A helpful or obliging person.
- doll up Slang To dress oneself smartly and often ostentatiously, especially for a special occasion.
- doll up Slang To add embellishing details to in order to make much more attractive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A toy in the form of a human.
- n. Used to refer to or address a woman.
- n. A term of endearment (ie. darling).
- v. To cause to be more beautiful of attractive. See also doll up.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small, usually flexible figure representing a human being, especially a toy baby for a little girl; a child's puppet.
- n. an attractive woman or girl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sweetheart; a mistress; a paramour; a doxy. Also dolly.
- n. A puppet representing a child, usually a little girl (but also sometimes a boy or a man, as a soldier, etc.), used as a toy by children, especially by girls.
- n. Dung, especially of pigeons.
- n. A large cake of sawdust mixed with dung, used for fuel.
- n. A large lump.
- n. A simple contrivance on a Jacquard loom which indicates to the weaver that something is wrong with the action of the pattern-card cylinder. Also called detector and blockhead-board.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small replica of a person; used as a toy
- n. informal terms for a (young) woman
I adore the paper doll one... *wonders if Little Owl would allow me to draw him as a paper owl doll*
Attention is called to the difficulty of drawing the line between a doll and an idol among primitive peoples, the connection of dolls with religion, psychological evidence of which lingers with us to-day in the persistent folk-etymology which connects _doll_ with _idol_.
Several boys began to sing along in a mocking tone, dragging out the word doll until it became two syllables: “William wants a do-oll, William wants a do-oll.”
The name kouklitas comes from the Greek word for doll, koukla —which can also be used in the sense of "pretty girl" or "girlfriend," much like the English word "doll."
The Bella doll is the only doll I have ever seen that is prettier than the actual person.
Not attractive, neither he nor the doll is attractive
Your doll is amazing with all the beads you've used.
She undressed the not-so-jolly green giant only to discover that the doll is anatomically correct.
Daisy had truly appreciated Patty's generosity in the matter of the note but she couldn't gracefully submit to having her own brunette beauty eclipsed by what she called a doll-face.
The toilette of this most amazing doll is completed by a wonderful wig of soft pink curls, which are kept in place by a meshed cap of brillian [t] s.