bobblehead doll


bob·​ble·​head doll ˈbä-bəl-ˌhed- How to pronounce bobblehead doll (audio)
: a doll having a head that makes repeated bobbing movements

Examples of bobblehead doll in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bobblehead doll was in 1963

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“Bobblehead doll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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