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A small model house used as a children's toy or to display miniature dolls and furniture.
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n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. a miniature house the scale of children's dolls.
2. a cozy, diminutive house.
Also, esp. Brit.,doll's′ house`.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dollhouse - a house so small that it is likened to a child's playthingdollhouse - a house so small that it is likened to a child's plaything
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
2.dollhouse - a small model of a house used as a toy by children
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
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