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Kewpie

[kyoo-pee] /ˈkyu pi/
Trademark.
1.
a brand name for a small, very plump doll with a topknot, usually made of plaster or celluloid.
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  • She had a box of paper of her own with cunning Kewpie figures across the top of each sheet.

    Mary Rose of Mifflin Frances R. Sterrett
  • It was a long letter and quite covered two sheets of Kewpie paper.

    Mary Rose of Mifflin Frances R. Sterrett
  • Of Kewpie Proudtree they had caught but fleeting glimpses, for that youth displayed a tendency to keep at a distance.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Well, Kewpie told Captain Stevenson that 64 you are a swell player.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Well, Hatch didn't have no more evenin' dress suit on than a Kewpie.

    Gullible's Travels, Etc. Ring W. Lardner
  • Of the four, Kewpie and George were more often found in company with the twins.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • She looked like a Kewpie in her abbreviated bathing suit, with water wings fastened to her back.

    The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
  • And then Kewpie said something that sort of lined up with the idea.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Ned, in spite of his down-heartedness, snickered at the picture evolved, and Kewpie grinned.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Kewpie disappeared into the dining-hall, and a moment later the door was closed.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
Word Origin and History for Kewpie

kewpie

n.

1909, American English, coined by their illustrator, Rose C. O'Neill (1874-1944), as an altered form of a diminutive of Cupid.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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