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[dol-hous] /ˈdɒlˌhaʊs/
noun, plural dollhouses
[dol-hou-ziz] /ˈdɒlˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a miniature house the scale of children's dolls.
a cozy, diminutive home, as a small cottage or housetrailer.
Also, especially British, doll's house.
Origin of dollhouse
1775-85; doll + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for dollhouse
  • Different kinds of lighting could set the mood, and the occasional well-placed dollhouse prop could fill in the story.
  • When it comes down to it, you're playing with a geek dollhouse.
  • He brushes his teeth in the shower and uses the one dollhouse-size sink for both shaving and washing dishes.
  • Children will be entertained by an intricate dollhouse.
  • Two areas with relevance for human contact were sampled, including a dollhouse and a desk.
Word Origin and History for dollhouse

1855, from doll (n.) + house (n.). Doll's house first recorded 1783.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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