kewpie doll

n
an excessively cute and/or overdressed or over made-up girl or woman. The original American Kewpie Doll (a trademark name based on Cupid) is a fairy-like baby. In Australia the name is used as rhyming slang for moll in the sense of a prostitute.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Kewpie doll™ — [Kewpie doll] (also Kewpie)noun a US make of child’s ↑doll with a fat, happy face, big eyes and a curl of hair on the top of its head. The name comes from Cupid, the god of love. Kewpie dolls were …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kewpie Doll — can refer to any of the following:*Kewpie doll (toy), a particular style of doll, awarded as a carnival prize and often collected * Kewpie Doll (song) , a song recorded by Perry Como and Frankie Vaughan, among others …   Wikipedia

  • kewpie doll — n. 〚/span> KEWPIE〛 a doll like a Kewpie * * * …   Universalium

  • kewpie doll — n. [< KEWPIE] a doll like a Kewpie …   English World dictionary

  • kewpie doll — /kūˈpi dol/ noun A plump baby doll with a topknot of hair ORIGIN: ↑Cupid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kewpie doll — Celluloid Kewpie doll. They were made from 1913 on. Kewpie dolls and figurines are based on comical strip like illustrations by Rose O Neill that appeared in Ladies Home Journal in 1909. The small dolls were extremely popular in the early 1900s.… …   Wikipedia

  • kewpie doll — kew|pie doll [ˈkju:pi dɔl US da:l] n also kewpie [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Kewpie, a trademark, from cupid] a type of plastic ↑doll from America with a fat body and a curl of hair on its head …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Kewpie doll{™} — (also Kewpie) n a US make of child’s doll with a fat, happy face, big eyes and a curl of hair on the top of its head. The name comes from Cupid, the god of love. Kewpie dolls were in the past often given as prizes for games of skill at fairs.… …   Universalium

  • kewpie doll — also kewpie noun (C) a type of American plastic doll 1 (1) with a fat body and a curl of hair on its head …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • kewpie doll — /ˈkjupi dɒl/ (say kyoohpee dol) noun a small garish doll, often made of plastic and fixed to the end of a cane; given as a prize at a carnival. Also, kewpie. {originally US trademark; diminutive of Cupid} …   Australian English dictionary

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