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EtymologyEdit

From Doll, a popular pet form of Dorothy.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

doll (plural dolls)

  1. A toy in the form of a human.
  2. (informal) A woman.
  3. (US, Australia) A term of endearment: darling, sweetheart.
    • 2008, Stephen King, Willa
      "They didn't sell cigarettes where you were, doll?" Palmer asked.
  4. a good-natured, cooperative or helpful girl
    • 2017, Chunk in "Skate-lebrity", The ZhuZhus
      Ow! These things are defective. Pipsqueak, be a doll, I need a new pair, pronto!

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VerbEdit

doll (third-person singular simple present dolls, present participle dolling, simple past and past participle dolled)

  1. (intransitive, followed by "up") To cause to be more beautiful of attractive. See also doll up.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dōlium.

NounEdit

doll m (plural dolls)

  1. ray

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Occasionally found in older texts, but chiefly introduced to standard German during the 20th century from Central German and German Low German dialects, from northern Middle High German dol and Middle Low German dol. Doublet of Upper German toll (great; crazy), which compare.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

doll (comparative doller, superlative am dollsten)

  1. (informal) firm, hard, forceful, strong (of actions, also of emotions)
    Der Schlag war nicht doll, aber er hat mich genau auf die Nase getroffen.
    The blow wasn't hard, but it hit me right in the nose.
  2. (colloquial, chiefly in negation or sarcastically) good, great, satisfactory
    Ich geb ja zu, dass es keine dolle Idee war.
    Well, I do admit it wasn't a very good idea.
  3. (colloquial, with Ding) extraordinary, remarkable
    Na, das is’ ja ’n dolles Ding!
    Now, that is some news!

Usage notesEdit

  • The word is readily attestable in written representations of spoken and informal German. The sense “firm, hard” is now also found occasionally in more standard prose, chiefly as an adverb (see below).

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

doll

  1. (informal) firmly, hard, forcefully, vehemently, strong (of actions, also of emotions)
    Du musst doller drücken, sonst geht es nicht.
    You need to push harder, otherwise it won't work.

Further readingEdit

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