doll·​house | \ ˈdäl-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce dollhouse (audio) , ˈdȯl-\
variants: or less commonly doll's house or dolls' house

Definition of dollhouse

1 : a child's small-scale toy house
2 : a dwelling so small as to suggest a house for dolls

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One woman created an incredibly detailed dollhouse that looked just like Joanna's designs, while others have dressed up as the pair for Halloween. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Chip Gaines Is Freaking Out Over These Cabbage Patch Doll Replicas of Him and Joanna," 11 Dec. 2018 The end result: the cutest dollhouse ever, and some hilarious content to go with it. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Emily Henderson Shares How To Be A Perfect Holiday Host...As A Barbie Doll," 24 Dec. 2018 Margaret, now an adult, came across the antique dollhouse in her basement. Alyssa Alfano,, "reCycle old bikes for a good cause," 5 Mar. 2018 To the left is a dollhouse-size model of a church lined in Ghanian Kente cloth. Christopher Knight,, "Lauren Halsey takes a fantastic voyage in MOCA's 'we still here, there'," 24 May 2018 But wait, another Ari as Jenna pops out with a brunette bob, carrying her big dollhouse to the front porch steps. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Watch Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" Video Reference "Bring It On," "Mean Girls," "Legally Blonde," and "13 Going on 30"," 30 Nov. 2018 His poster is also hanging up in the 13 Going on 30 dollhouse! 7. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "8 Savage Easter Eggs in Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" Music Video," 3 Dec. 2018 Jenna's iconic dollhouse makes an appearance in Ariana's music video, as does Ari in a wedding dress — joined by her friends as bridesmaids. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Watch Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" Video Reference "Bring It On," "Mean Girls," "Legally Blonde," and "13 Going on 30"," 30 Nov. 2018 The guest compartments, inlaid with cherrywood and hung in Thai fabrics, are like Victorian dollhouses. Jo Rodgers, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Romantic Way to Get From Singapore to Bangkok," 7 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of dollhouse

1783, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of dollhouse

US : a small toy house that is used by children for playing with dolls

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