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A sexually precocious young girl.
- ‘In a little table in the corner, some very doll-like Lolitas were sitting and chatting on their cell phones.’
- ‘The shot captured a virtual sea of Lolitas dressed in makeup, halter tops and platform shoes and was fairly shocking to everyone.’
- ‘It is true that teenage mags can be vile little publications hellbent on creating a generation of Lolitas, dressed up in sparkly halter-neck frocks and the latest eyeshadow.’
- ‘If her girls have been compared to prepubescent Lolitas, her seniors seem just as coy, if comically spry.’
From the name of a character in the novel Lolita (1958) by Vladimir Nabokov.
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