Effigy Definition

ĕfə-jē
effigies
noun
effigies
A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.
American Heritage
A portrait, statue, or the like, esp. of a person; likeness; often, a crude representation of a despised person.
Webster's New World
The definition of an effigy is a statue or likeness of a person.
An example of an effigy is the forty foot center piece structure of a man that is burned on Saturday night of the Burning Man festival.
An example of an effigy is a stuffed cloth figure of a dictator that is dragged through the streets by a mob.
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idiom
in effigy
  • Symbolically, especially in the form of an effigy:

    The deposed dictator was burned in effigy by the crowd.

American Heritage
burn (<i>or</i> hang) in effigy
  • to burn (or hang) an image of (a person) in public, as a way of protesting, as against that person's policies
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Effigy

Noun

Singular:
effigy
Plural:
effigies

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Origin of Effigy

  • French effigie from Latin effigiēs likeness from effingere to portray ex- ex- fingere to shape dheigh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French effigie, from Latin effigiēs (“likeness, effigy”), from effingō (“represent, portray”).

    From Wiktionary

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