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baby doll

a doll, especially one resembling a human baby.
Often, baby dolls. Also called baby doll nightgown, baby doll pajamas. a garment for women or girls consisting of a hip-length top of delicate fabric often decorated with ruffles, ribbons, or lace, with a matching panty, worn for sleeping.
a short dress styled to resemble this.
Also, babydoll (for defs 2, 3)
Origin of baby doll
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  1. a short sleeveless nightgown or dress with a loose skirt
  2. (as modifier): a babydoll dress
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baby doll

noun phrase

A pretty woman, esp one cherished by a man as his own (1900s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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