dolly bird

an attractive girl. This expression, which would now appear hopelessly dated and offensive to many women, briefly epitomised the ideal gamine of the mid- to late 1960s. The word was used only fleetingly by the fashionable young themselves before becoming a journalistic cliche.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • dolly bird — n BrE old fashioned informal a pretty young woman, especially one who wears fashionable clothes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dolly bird — ► NOUN Brit. informal, dated ▪ an attractive and fashionable young woman …   English terms dictionary

  • dolly bird — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dolly bird : singular dolly bird plural dolly birds British informal old fashioned a woman who is considered attractive and fashionable but not very clever …   English dictionary

  • dolly bird — noun Britain : a pretty young woman * * * ˈdolly bird f8 [dolly bird] noun (old fashioned …   Useful english dictionary

  • dolly bird — • an attractive (usually heavily made up) woman. A vogue term of the 60 s only really used in a derogatory way now. i.e. Most of those girls in marketing are just dolly birds . Also used in an abbreviated form. e.g. This place is dripping with… …   Londonisms dictionary

  • dolly bird — noun Date: 1964 British a pretty young woman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dolly bird — noun An attractive young woman, especially one whose intellect is rather less in evidence than her good looks. Syn: bit of crumpet, bimbo …   Wiktionary

  • dolly bird — noun Brit. informal an attractive but unintelligent young woman …   English new terms dictionary

  • dolly bird — noun (C) BrE old fashioned a pretty young woman, especially one who wears fashionable clothes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dolly(-bird) —  Attractive girl. Girl friend …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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