Kewpie
sea_luv
where does the word kewpie come from? i know it has something to do with cupid, but i need to know what it's origin is and nothing is helping.
Lewis Joplin II
"KEWPIE DOLL - was invented early in the twentieth century by one Rose O'Neill and had a vogue certainly rivaling that of the Teddy bear and the more recent 'Barbie.' Miss O'Neill chose the name as a baby-talk version of 'Cupid' and the first illustration was of a chubby baby fairy, complete with topknot." From the "Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins" by William and Mary Morris (HarperCollins, New York, 1977, 1988).

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