There are 2 definitions of doll in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɒl
 
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noun

verb

[with object] (doll someone up) • informal Back to top  
  • Dress someone 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.
    Synonyms
    dress up, dress smartly, dress attractively
    informal get up, do up, tog up, dress up to the nines, put on one's glad rags
    British informal tart up

Origin

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

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There are 2 definitions of doll in English:

doll2

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Pronunciation: /dɒl
 
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Horse Racing , British

noun

  • A temporary barrier on a racecourse or gallop.

verb

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  • 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
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    • The incident followed on from a similar episode where the first five home were thrown out after taking the incorrect course after three fences in the home straight were dolled off due to the low sun.
    • The local stewards threw out the winner for going the wrong way round the final flight which had been dolled off.
    • His vision obscured, only at the last minute did he spot that the fence had been dolled off because it was damaged.

Origin

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

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