baby doll

noun

often attributive
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

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of baby doll was in 1954

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“Baby doll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20doll. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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