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Dear Word Detective: How did the word "dolly" (a low flat wheeled frame for transporting heavy objects) get its name? Was it the name of the man who invented it? -- Margaret P. Smith, Gilette, NJ.
First, a word to my other readers, if I may. Ms. Smith has discovered the secret of drawing my attention to her question, and thereby hangs a lesson for the rest of you galoots. Out of the dozens of queries I receive each week, hers was the only one that was neatly typed on a high-quality note card (not scribbled in the margin of a discarded Racing Form or traffic summons, in other words). Furthermore, said note card was festooned with tasteful renditions of very cute cocker spaniels, with nary a vulgar Budweiser frog in sight. It was truly a breath of fresh air.
Tracing the origin of the wheeled sense of "dolly" starts off with a bit of a surprise. I had not, until now, realized that "Dolly" (the name), as well as "doll" and all its derivatives, started out as shortened forms of the name "Dorothy." Go figure. Apparently it dates back to England in the 16th century, when someone (possibly a child) substituted "dol" for "dor." "Dolly" quickly became a common term applied generically to lower-class women (especially prostitutes), pet animals, and, of course, to "doll" toys.