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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: The female name Doll, from Dorothy

doll

1 noun
     
doll
doll1 S3
1 [countable]DG a child's toy that looks like a small person or baby:
a small wooden doll
2 [countable] old-fashioned informal 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] American English informal a very nice person:
Thanks, you're a doll.

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