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doll: [16] Doll comes from the name Dorothy: the changing of r to l in personal names is a common English phenomenon of long standing, from Shakespeare’s Prince Hal (for Harry) to the currently familiar Del and Tel (for Derek and Terry). The word was originally applied to a man’s mistress (much like moll, which came from Mary), but in the 18th century it came to be applied to a ‘toy baby’. The pet form dolly dates from the 17th century.
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doll (n.)youdaoicibaDictYouDict
1550s, endearing name for a female pet or a mistress; originally a familiar form of fem. proper name Dorothy (q.v.). The -l- for -r- substitution in nicknames is common in English: compare Hal for Harold, Moll for Mary, Sally for Sarah, etc. Attested from 1640s as colloquial for "slattern;" sense of "child's toy baby" is c. 1700. Transferred back to living beings 1778 in sense of "pretty, silly woman."
doll (v.)youdaoicibaDictYouDict
1867, "to pet, indulge," from doll (n.). Usually with up. Meaning "to dress up" is from 1906, American English. Related: Dolled; dolling.