- n. 洋娃娃；玩偶；无头脑的美丽女人
- vt. 把…打扮得花枝招展
- n. (Doll)人名；(英)多尔(女子教名Dorothea和Dorothy的昵称)；(西)多利
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- doll:  Doll comes from the name Dorothy: the changing of r to l in personal names is a common English phenomenon of long standing, from Shakespeare’s Prince Hal (for Harry) to the currently familiar Del and Tel (for Derek and Terry). The word was originally applied to a man’s mistress (much like moll, which came from Mary), but in the 18th century it came to be applied to a ‘toy baby’. The pet form dolly dates from the 17th century.
- doll (n.)
- 1550s, endearing name for a female pet or a mistress; originally a familiar form of fem. proper name Dorothy (q.v.). The -l- for -r- substitution in nicknames is common in English: compare Hal for Harold, Moll for Mary, Sally for Sarah, etc. Attested from 1640s as colloquial for "slattern;" sense of "child's toy baby" is c. 1700. Transferred back to living beings 1778 in sense of "pretty, silly woman."
- doll (v.)
- 1867, "to pet, indulge," from doll (n.). Usually with up. Meaning "to dress up" is from 1906, American English. Related: Dolled; dolling.
- 1. The doll-like figures in these stories are unlike anybody, let alone oneself.
- 2. "Yes, Mum," replied Cheryl as she slowly put away her doll.
- 3. It's a vinyl doll with movable arms and legs.
- 4. We used to doll ourselves up and go into town.
- 5. a doll with a movable head
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