bobblehead

noun bob·ble·head \ ˈbä-bəl-ˌhed \
variants: or bobblehead doll

Definition of bobblehead

plural bobbleheads or bobblehead dolls
: a doll having a head that makes repeated bobbing movements when touched or moved
  • Her desk is covered in bobbleheads and tchotchkes.
  • —Lauren CollinsNew Yorker22 June 2009
  • There are lobster T-shirts and lobster bobblehead dolls and inflatable lobster pool toys and clamp-on lobster hats with big scarlet claws that wobble on springs.
  • —David Foster WallaceGourmetAugust 2004
  • During five home games this season the team gave away bobblehead dolls of its 2005–06 starters. …
  • —Michael FarberSports Illustrated21 Feb. 2011

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First Known Use of bobblehead

1963


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