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paper doll

a paper or cardboard, usually two-dimensional, representation of the human figure, used as a child's toy.
Usually, paper dolls. a connected series of doll-like figures cut from folded paper.
Origin of paper doll
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • While Arthur looked them over, she turned to replace a paper-doll which she had knocked down.

    Maida's Little Shop Inez Haynes Irwin
  • Jink, here, has a theory that it's some escapee from the paper-doll factory, with a machete.

    Police Operation H. Beam Piper
  • As if in answer to his question, a wrinkled old lady came to the window to take a paper-doll from the dusty display there.

    Maida's Little Shop Inez Haynes Irwin
  • I nearly went over that time—I had a paper-doll once, named Taglioni.

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • Molly's eyes were fascinated by a card full of paper-doll patterns, and their pretty blue, red, and white dresses.

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