Definition of "doll" [doll]

  • A child's usually small toy having the likeness of a human. (noun)
  • A pretty child. (noun)
  • Slang An attractive person. (noun)
  • Slang A woman. (noun)
  • Slang A sweetheart or darling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "doll" in a sentence
  • "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.”"