Mannequin definition

mănĭ-kĭn
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A life-size full or partial representation of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes; a dummy.
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A jointed model of the human body used by artists, especially to demonstrate the arrangement of drapery.
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A model of the human body, used by tailors, window dressers, artists, etc.
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A woman whose work is modeling clothes in stores, etc.
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A dummy, or life-size model of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes.
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A jointed model of the human body used by artists, especially to demonstrate the arrangement of drapery.
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An anatomical model of the human body for use in teaching of e.g. CPR.
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A person who models clothes.
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One who models clothes; a model.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mannequin
Plural:
mannequins

Origin of mannequin

  • French from Old French little man, figurine from Middle Dutch mannekijn manikin

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

  • From the French mannequin, from the Dutch manneken (“little man"), diminutive of Dutch man (“man"), equivalent to man +"Ž -kin. More at man, -kin.

    From Wiktionary