DOLLY

doll, dolly

(noun) a small replica of a person; used as a toy

dolly

(noun) conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects

dolly

(noun) conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

dolly (plural dollies)

(childish, colloquial) A doll.

A contrivance for stirring

A disc with downward legs and a vertical handle, used for agitating laundry.

Synonym: posser

A device turned on a vertical axis by a handle or a winch, giving a circular motion to ore being washed.

A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet.

In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver.

A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc, in bridge building.

A small truck without means of steering, to be slipped under a load.

A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.

(film) A specialized piece of film equipment resembling a little cart on which a camera is mounted.

(slang) A young woman, especially one who is frivolous or vapid. [from 1790s]

(slang, UK, dated) A fashionable young woman, one who follows the latest music or clothing fashions. [1960s]

(cricket, dated) A ball hit by a batsman such that it goes gently to a fielder for a simple catch.

(gambling) A marker placed on the winning number by the dealer at roulette.

Verb

dolly (third-person singular simple present dollies, present participle dollying, simple past and past participle dollied)

(transitive, cricket) To hit a dolly.

(transitive) To move (an object) using a dolly.

(transitive) To wash (laundry) in a tub using the stirring device called a dolly.

(transitive) To beat (red-hot metal) with a hammer.

(transitive) To crush ore with a dolly.

Etymology 2

Adjective

dolly (comparative more dolly, superlative most dolly)

(Polari) Pretty; attractive.

Etymology 3

Noun

dolly (plural dollies)

(India) An offering of fruit or flowers.

Anagrams

• Lloyd, oldly

Proper noun

Dolly

A diminutive of the female given names Dorothy, Dolores.

Noun

Dolly (plural Dollies)

(poker) Ellipsis of Dolly Parton.

Ellipsis of Dolly Varden trout.

Anagrams

• Lloyd, oldly

Source: Wiktionary


Dol"ly, n.; pl. Dollies (.

1. (Mining)

Definition: A contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion to the ore to be washed; a stirrer.

2. (Mach.)

Definition: A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet. Knight.

3. In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver.

4. A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building.

5. A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.

Dol"ly, n.

Definition: A child's mane for a doll. Dolly shop, a shop where rags, old junk, etc., are bought and sold; usually, in fact, an unlicensed pawnbroker's shop, formerly distinguished by the sign of a black doll. [England]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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