Definition of Paper doll

1. Noun. A piece of paper cut or folded into the shape of a human being.

Generic synonyms: Doll, Dolly

Lexicographical Neighbors of Paper Doll

paper birch
paper board
paper boards
paper candidate
paper candidates
paper chain
paper chase
paper chromatography
paper clip
paper clips
paper cup
paper currency
paper cut
paper cuts
paper cutter
paper doll (current term)
paper electrophoresis
paper fastener
paper feed
paper fight
paper flower
paper gold
paper hat
paper jam
paper knife
paper loss
paper mache
paper mill
paper mill worker's disease
paper mills

Literary usage of Paper doll

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Public School Methods (1921)
"The paper doll gives an opportunity for cutting on the line, which leads to free cutting, and for a good deal of work along the art lines of design and ..."

2. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1890)
"Wooden button-molds make the best stands : stick a thin sliver of wood into the hole and then glue the paper doll to it. Paper furniture also may be bought ..."

3. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"No paper doll family is complete without some boys. ... After you have made these paper doll costumes from the sketches, you should invent some costumes of ..."

4. The Thorndike Arithmetics by Edward Lee Thorndike (1917)
"You buy a toy pistol and a paper doll and pay with a dime and a nickel. ... A top, a ball, and a paper doll? 19. A top, a ball, and a pad? 20. ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"paper doll goose girl and her swimming geese. A. Beard. 11. Good H. 52: 638-40. My. 41. Paper flowers. Blossoming papers for Christmas decoration. ..."

6. Arithmetic: Book One[-three by Edward Lee Thorndike (1920)
"9- You buy a toy pistol and a paper doll and pay with a dime and a nickel. ... How much do you pay for— 18- A top, a ball, and a paper doll? ..."

7. Catalogue of Books in the Children's Department of the Carnegie Library of by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (1909)
"paper doll's fairyland; verses and pictures by a big child for little ones. ... The paper doll family.—The five little cats.—The adventures of Peter and ..."

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