See also: barbie and bărbie

English

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Etymology 1

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Barbara +‎ -ie

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Barbie (plural Barbies)

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Barbara.
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Etymology 2

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Named for Barbara Handler-Segal, daughter of Mattel co-founder Elliot Handler, in 1959.

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Barbie [1]

Barbie (plural Barbies)

  1. A tall, slender female fashion doll.
    • 1964, Young Children, volume 55, National Association for the Education of Young Children, page 10:
      They discourage their young children from engaging in rough-and-tumble play. One mother said, “I like Hai-Mei quiet. I like her playing Barbies, writing, and singing.”
    • 1968, Paul Krassner, editor, The Realist, volumes 84-93, Realist Association, page 68:
      Everything short of the toe-to-toe Truth and Love that comes from real confrontation of individual consciousness is just playing with Barbie dolls.
    • 1976, Across the Board, volumes 13-14, The Conference Board, page 20:
      Sarah, who is ten, says she doesn’t play with Barbies anymore, although she takes a certain scientific interest [] .
    • 2005, Linda Hoffman Kimball, Apple Pies & Promises, Cedar Fort,, →ISBN, page 51:
      Many of my feminist friends hate Barbie because they feel that she sends a terrible message to girls []
  2. (by extension, informal, derogatory) A beautiful but stupid or shallow young woman.
    Synonym: dolly
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German

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French Barbier.

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Barbie

  1. a surname
    Klaus BarbieKlaus Barbie

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Polish

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Barbie

Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English Barbie.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbar.bi/
  • Rhymes: -arbi
  • Syllabification: Bar‧bie

Noun

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Barbie f (indeclinable)

  1. Barbie (tall, slender female fashion doll)

Further reading

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  • Barbie in Polish dictionaries at PWN