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EtymologyEdit

From Doll, a popular pet form of Dorothy. The dollar sense is a shortening of the word.

 
A doll.

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NounEdit

doll (plural dolls)

  1. A toy in the form of a human.
    Hyponym: action figure
  2. (slang, sometimes offensive) An attractive young woman.
    • 1861, Elizabeth Gaskell, The Grey Woman
      Some fine day we may have the country raised, and the gendarmes down upon us from Strasburg, and all owing to your pretty doll, with her cunning ways of coming over you.
  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. (US, obsolete) A dollar.
  5. (US, dated, now possibly offensive) 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!
  6. The smallest or pet pig in a litter.
  7. A kind of barrier used in horse racing.
    • 1885, William Day, The Racehorse in Training (page 87)
      On a beautiful spring morning, after the “dolls and chains” had been removed to allow the horses room to pass through, in galloping “across the flat,” []

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin dōlium.

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doll m (plural dolls)

  1. stream, jet
  2. pitcher, vase

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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, from Old Saxon dol, from Proto-Germanic *dulaz. Doublet of toll (great; crazy), which compare.

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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).

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doll

  1. (informal) firmly, hard, forcefully, vehemently, strong (of actions, also of emotions)
    • 1995, “Meh' Bier”, in Auf einem Auge blöd, performed by Fettes Brot:
      Wir feiern laut und doll bis alle auf den Tischen springen / Und am Höhepunkt der Party fangen wir laut an zu singen.
      We party hard and loudly until everyone climbs the tables / And in the party's climax we start singing loudly.
    Du musst doller drücken, sonst geht es nicht.You need to push harder, otherwise it won't work.

Further readingEdit

  • doll” in Duden online

PlautdietschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German and Old Saxon dol, from Proto-Germanic *dulaz.

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doll

  1. mad, angry, furious
  2. rabid