Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A domestic cat of a large docile breed developed in the United States, having blue eyes, a long coat that is often light-colored with dark markings, and a tendency to go limp like a rag doll when picked up.

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  • noun A modern American breed of domestic cat that relaxes completely when picked up.
  • noun computer graphics, video games A model consisting of a set of connected rigid bodies that can collapse in a loose, natural manner.

Etymologies

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From rag doll

Examples

  • No feeding frenzy or thrashing water but the shark makes a slight turn with the guy's leg in its jaws and whips him around like a ragdoll, which is how almost everyone who has survived a shark attack or wtinessed one, describes how the shark flipped the person about the water.

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  • • Fully interactive game world with life-like physics, including "ragdoll" enemies and more physics objects than you can count!

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  • There's a bit of excitement when they shuffle into traffic, ragdoll physics in action.

    Zombies Calling

  • Molly dangled from Bob's beefy arm like a ragdoll.

    Sunny

  • | Reply titan quest looked similar, and the physics ARE fun, ragdoll was one of the developments in game culture that really got me. just wished the graphics were a bit darker. slightly too cartoony for me.

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  • Somehow our officials have a problem with ragdoll and this here is Ragdoll to the max.

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  • Deep Blue Sea (1999), which featured scheming, highly intelligent, genetically modified sharks, was fun but stupid, one of those films – like Jaws: The Revenge – where the producers could only afford to pay the star for about 14 hours 'work, so Samuel L Jackson, or the ragdoll playing him in the hilarious scene where he gets eaten, checks out early.

    Where are all the other great shark movies?

  • They watched daddy leave the ground, soaring about ten feet, his legs whirling on his invisible bicycle until he (me) hit the ground, rolling like a ragdoll.

    Winter is Coming...no, wait, it's here.

  • When Andy tried to interfere, Teresa throw him off of her like a ragdoll and then tried to chase Danielle off stage.

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  • Players must fire ragdoll characters out of a cannon to hit a red star, getting the trajectory and speed just right and avoiding obstacles.

    Ten essential Google Android games

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