babydoll

baby doll

noun
1.
a doll, especially one resembling a human baby.
2.
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.
3.
a short dress styled to resemble this.
Also, babydoll (for defs 2, 3).


Origin:
1860–65

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babydoll (ˈbeɪbɪˌdɒl)
 
n
a short sleeveless nightgown or dress with a loose skirt(as modifier): a babydoll dress
 a.  a short sleeveless nightgown or dress with a loose skirt(as modifier): a babydoll dress
 b.  a short sleeveless nightgown or dress with a loose skirt(as modifier): a babydoll dress

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