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[dol-ee] /ˈdɒl i/
a female given name, form of Doll. Unabridged
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  • Conrad Schmidt, standing beside the miner's little daughter dollie, watched the warlike procession with the curious eyes of youth.

  • I thought my dollie was old enough to have a 'lowance, and I want to give it to her.

  • I saw dollie gathering the chickens into her apron and carrying Mrs. Cochin by the wing.

  • dollie was one of the dozen or so girls he was always talking about in his sleep.

    The Minus Woman Russell Robert Winterbotham
  • dollie perhaps was tiring of her mad run, for she heeded the frantic appeal.

    A Little Florida Lady Dorothy C. Paine
  • "That dollie Ramsdell was an awfully nice girl," said the tall man.

    Last Words Stephen Crane
  • You know you promised to make my dollie a severless jacket to-day, said Maybee, one morning.

  • dollie in truth was making a wonderful run for a horse that had no competition.

    A Little Florida Lady Dorothy C. Paine
  • Mr. Meredith had stamped out of the room angrily, and Dick Herbert was alone when dollie, in regal indignation, swept in.

  • "I will play you are mine, my very own dollie, for just this one night," she whispered in Miranda's ear.

    The Christmas Angel Abbie Farwell Brown
British Dictionary definitions for dollie


noun (pl) -lies
a child's word for a doll
(films, television) a wheeled support on which a camera may be mounted
a cup-shaped anvil held against the head of a rivet while the other end is being hammered
a shaped block of lead used to hammer dents out of sheet metal
a distance piece placed between the head of a pile and the pile-driver to form an extension to the length of the pile
(cricket) a simple catch
(slang, mainly Brit) Also called dolly bird. an attractive and fashionable girl, esp one who is considered to be unintelligent
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
(films, television) to wheel (a camera) backwards or forwards on a dolly
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Word Origin and History for dollie



c.1600, Dolly, a fem. nickname (see doll); 1790 as "child's doll;" applied from 1792 to any contrivance fancied to resemble a dolly in some sense, especially "a small platform on rollers" (1901). Doesn't look like one to me, either, but that's what they say.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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dollie in Culture

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The first mammal successfully cloned — Dolly, a sheep — was born in 1996 in Scotland as the result of work by biologist Ian Wilmut (see clone). The procedure that produced Dolly involved removing the nucleus from an egg cell and placing the nucleus of an adult sheep's mammary cell into it. Further manipulations caused the egg to “turn on” all genes and develop like a normal zygote. (See totipotency.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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