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Definition of rag doll in English:

noun

1A soft doll made from pieces of cloth.
Example sentences
  • A few mornings ago I started cutting out the pieces for a rag doll for Amelia's birthday.
  • They might be funny old things to look at, yet they have a simple honesty that makes us like them, in the way that we care for a favourite rag doll or knitted teddy.
  • It was a rag doll, stamped front and back on a piece of cloth that you cut out and sewed around and filled with sawdust.
2 (ragdoll) A cat of a breed noted for its docile temperament, having blue eyes and a medium- to long-haired silky coat and typically of a light colour with dark points: [as modifier]: I bought a ragdoll kitten just over a year ago from what I thought was a respectable breeder
More example sentences
  • "The ragdoll has an exceptionally gentle, well-balanced temperament," says one breeder, "but we should keep in mind that it is a cat, and allow it a few catty moments now and then!"
  • "Ragdolls are supposed to be really placid, like their name suggests, but Porsche is more temperamental."
  • Meanwhile a dissident group of ragdoll breeders started the Ragdoll Fanciers' Club International (RFCI), which transferred allegiance and registrations to the more established cat registries.

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