From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdolldoll1 /dɒl $ dɑːl, dɒːl/ ●●● S3 noun 1 doll.jpg [countable]DG a child’s toy that looks like a small person or baby a small wooden doll2 [countable] old-fashioned informalWOMANWOMAN a word meaning an attractive young woman – now usually considered offensive Hey, doll, why don’t you get me a cup of coffee?3 [singular]NICE American English informal a very nice person Thanks, you’re a doll.
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dollOther nights, I listened to pneumatic tubes, and I was a doll on a shelf in a cavernous department store.I done buried people with Bibles, canes, crutches, guitars, radios, baby dolls...Then she got some toy bricks and built a little house for the mummy doll and a little house for the daddy doll.A Cabbage Patch doll dries on the clothesline.This rag doll treatment of our things is great fun for him.During the intervening seven years, he has become replacement therapy for little girls who have just donated their dolls to Oxfam.Then he took out one of those dolls, each piece of which unscrews to reveal a smaller doll within.
dolldoll2 verb doll yourself up→ See Verb table
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dollI doll myself up at dusk.
Origin doll1 (1500-1600) The female name Doll, from Dorothy