There are 2 definitions of doll in English:

doll1

Syllabification: doll
Pronunciation: /däl
 
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noun

  • 1A small model of a human figure, often one of a baby or girl, used as a child’s toy.
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    • As well, both the dolls and the human models are masked.
    • Baby dolls are the must-have for many little girls this Christmas.
    • Toy makers now have to compete with an explosion of video games, interactive dolls, action figures and gadgets that appear to come alive when hooked up to a television set.
    Synonyms
    figure, figurine, action figure, model; toy, plaything
    informal dolly
  • 1.1 informal , chiefly North American An attractive young woman, often with connotations of unintelligence and frivolity.
  • 1.2North American informal A generous or considerate person: would you be a doll and set the table?
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    • Karen was, and is, a doll and her friends were great.
    • For seventeen years she had been nothing but a doll, following her father's orders.
    • Oh, and be a doll, and leave me a review.

verb

[with object] (doll someone up) • informal Back to top  
  • Dress someone or oneself smartly and attractively: I got all dolled up for a party
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    • Get on your fanciest dress and get all dolled up!
    • I get dressed, get all dolled up in my black shirt and blue jeans.
    • She's the kind of girl that will always be beautiful whether dolled up in a dress or wearing a paper bag.

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting a mistress): nickname for the given name Dorothy. The sense 'small model of a human figure' dates from the late 17th century.

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Horse Racing , British

noun

  • A temporary barrier on a racecourse or gallop.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
  • Place a barrier in front of (a jump or other part of the course that is to be omitted from a race): staff incorrectly dolled off a fence at the meeting

Origin

1940s: perhaps a variant of archaic dool 'boundary marker'.

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