1. A child's usually small toy representing a human being.
2. A pretty child.
4. An attractive person.
5. A woman.
6. A sweetheart or darling.
7. A helpful or obliging person.
8. To dress oneself smartly and often ostentatiously, especially for a special occasion.
9. To add embellishing details to in order to make much more attractive.
10. From Doll
11. nickname for Dorothy
12. The word doll has come up in the world, at least if up means moving from the backstairs to the nursery. Doll andDolly were originally nicknames for Dorothy. Doll, along with other names like Jill and Nan, took on the generic sense of “a mistress,” so we have Shakespeare's Doll Tearsheet and Ben Jonson's Doll Common. This association probably caused the name Dorothy to go out of use temporarily, about the time near the beginning of the 18th century when we find doll first recorded for a child's toy. Doll came to refer to larger beings again, however, for in the latter part of the 18th century it was once more applied to women, this time to pretty, empty-headed women. Doll has gone on to more general applications, and a man can be a doll as well.
单词doll 的出现就象 up ，表示从后楼梯到育儿室一样。 Doll 或Dolly 起初都是 Dorothy的绰号。 Doll 与Jill 和 Nan 一样有一个通用的意思：“主妇”， 所以我们就有莎士比亚的Doll Tearsheet和班·琼生的Doll Common。这种联系可能使Dorothy 一词在18世纪初暂时废弃， 在18世纪初我们发现把doll 指作儿童玩具的首次记载。 Doll 又进而开始指较大范围的人类，然而，18世纪后期该词更多地用来指妇女，这次是指漂亮而无头脑的女人。Doll 现在的应用更广了，男人也可以是doll了