Definition of doll noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɒl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɑːl//
    Attractiveness, Female attractiveness
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  1. 1a child’s toy in the shape of a person, especially a baby or a child a rag doll (= one made out of cloth)
  2. 2(old-fashioned, informal, especially North American English) a word used to describe a pretty or attractive woman, now often considered offensive She's quite a doll. See related entries: Attractiveness, Female attractiveness
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting a mistress): pet form of the given name Dorothy. The sense ‘small model of a human figure’ dates from the late 17th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: doll