a brand of doll representing a slim, shapely young woman, especially one with blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin.
Also called Barbie doll. a person, especially a young woman, perceived as blandly attractive and vacuous.
As anyone who has ever watched their daughter eye a barbie doll can attest, role models matter.
Put a Mom on the Court Peter Beinart April 25, 2010
The verbal repertoire of the barbie doll is an unusual point of reference for a review in the Times Literary Supplement.
The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard March 10, 2010
Look, to me the barbie doll looks perfect; it was created as a human idol.
16 Questions for the ‘Real-Life Barbie,’ Valeria Lukyanova Anna Nemtsova August 4, 2013
I know I cringed at some articles written about you where you were accused of being a Stepford wife or a barbie doll.
Cindy Speaks Meghan McCain January 18, 2009
Fantasyland was like an ugly scar on the blemish-free face of a barbie doll.
Makers Cory Doctorow
trademark a teenage doll with numerous sets of clothes and accessories
(slang) generally (derogatory) a superficially attractive but insipid young woman
(informal, mainly Austral) short for barbecue
1959, trademark name (reg. U.S.). Supposedly named after the daughter of its creator, U.S. businesswoman Ruth Handler (1916-2002); see Barbara.
: Our Barbie Doll president with his Barbie Doll wife
A mindless man or woman; a person lacking any but typical, bland, and neatly attractive traits: a Barbie Doll programmed to sing, dance, and fall in love
[1970s+; fr the trademark of a very popular teenage doll for children]
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Sir John, 1899–1970, English conductor. noun Sir John. 1899–1970, English conductor of the Hallé Orchestra (1943–68)
a barbiturate compound, C 7 O 3 N 2 H 12 , formerly used as a hypnotic. Historical Examples barbital was introduced into medicine under the proprietary name veronal, and was manufactured in Germany by Friedr. The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2 Various The Council took up the substance in […]