baby doll

noun, often attributive

Definition of baby doll

1 : a short dress or pair of pajamas that is loose-fitting and often adorned with lace or ribbon
2 : a woman's tight-fitting casual shirt that typically has very short sleeves and flares outward slightly at the hips Not every player inspires a 200% increase in female viewership … and a line of fast-selling baby doll T's printed with the words “Mrs. Sizemore” across the bosom.— Allison Glock, ESPN, 31 July 2006

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First Known Use of baby doll

1954, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Baby doll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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