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Dolls, puppets and soft toys - synonyms or related words

bear

noun

a children’s soft toy that looks like a friendly bear

doll

noun

a children’s toy in the shape of a small person

dolly

noun

informal

a doll1 1

glove puppet

noun

British

a type of puppet that you move by putting your hand inside

golliwog

noun

a child’s toy that looks like a small man with a black face and black hair. Golliwogs are no longer produced because they are considered offensive to black people.

golly

noun

informal

a golliwog

marionette

noun

a small model of a person or animal that hangs from strings or wires that are used for making it move

puppet

noun

a small model of a person or animal that you can move by pulling wires or strings, or by putting your hand inside it

rag doll

noun

a child’s doll made of cloth

shadow puppet

noun

a flat human or animal shape fixed to thin sticks. People use shadow puppets for telling a story by moving them in front of a light to make shadows on a screen.

soft toy

noun

a toy, especially a toy animal, that is made of cloth with soft material inside for young children to play with

stuffed animal

noun

American

a soft toy in the shape of an animal

teddy

noun

a teddy bear

teddy bear

noun

a soft toy bear

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crafternoon

an afternoon full of crafts

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