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A trademark for a fat-cheeked, wide-eyed doll with a curl of hair on top of the head.


(ˈkyu pi)
Trademark. a small, plump doll with a topknot.
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The actress also uploaded a closeup image of her Kewpie dolls which appear to surround a bucket with the word "tears" on it.
Girls smelling of cheap scent, nursing kewpie dolls.
Still, you could often win a prize if you tried long enough, and the museum has many old prizes on display: the kewpie dolls, the cheap plaster statues of dogs and little girls, the stuffed animals, the dishes circa 1935.
Corin plays the Armageddon cardsharper, roping you in while she ups the ante throughout this breakneck array--random reading recommended-and, dazzlingly, changes the Four Horsemen into the guileless kewpie dolls of American vacuity until you want to run to the keyboard and bitches brew your very own creeping-flesh apocalypse.
Jackman has a collection of glass soda bottles that are sealed with the original liquid, black Americana memorabilia, Josef Originals, Occupied Japan pieces, Kewpie dolls, lunch boxes, perfume bottles, jewelry and, of course, toys.
Today, the museum encompasses some 3,000 items, ranging from Greenfield's beloved German porcelain dolls to older China dolls, early talking dolls, one-penny celluloid Kewpie dolls, dolls of every material--cloth, plastic, cornhusks, wood, and papier-mache--from the elegant creations of Madame Alexander and Peggy Nisbet to the humble Evel Knievel action figure.
UPLAND - The sight of a hundred Kewpie dolls could trigger a range of emotions in people -- from a sense of nostalgia to fear.
Early in act one, Teiresias is joined onstage by a handful of stiff marching kewpie dolls sporting yellow wigs and huge bloodied phalluses.
Kewpie dolls were first sold in 1909 and are based on illustrations by Rose O'Neill, which first appeared in the Ladies' Home Journal.
DiPerna falters a bit in his approach to kitsch: Kewpie Dolls (circa 1940), 2005, ventures ill-advisedly into overused territory, though Bluebird, 2002, which features a plastic toy bird glaring menacingly from a placid landscape of forest green linen speckled with red dots, is a delightful image of avian malevolence.
I have misplaced an article about Kewpie Dolls that I once read in The GRIT.
Early in her career Playten endured comparisons to kewpie dolls and koala bears.