American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A life-size full or partial representation of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes; a dummy.
- n. A jointed model of the human body used by artists, especially to demonstrate the arrangement of drapery. Also called lay figure.
- n. One who models clothes; a model.
- n. A dummy, or life-size model of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes
- n. A jointed model of the human body used by artists, especially to demonstrate the arrangement of drapery
- n. An anatomical model of the human body for use in teaching of e.g. CPR
- n. A person who models clothes
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; a fashion model.
- n. A three-dimensional model of a person, used to display clothes, especially in retail stores and in window displays; a dummy.
- n. A model of a human form used by tailors to help make clothing of the proper shape.
- n. a life-size dummy used to display clothes
- n. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
- From the French mannequin, from the Dutch manneken ("little man"), diminutive of Dutch man ("man"), equivalent to man + -kin. More at man, -kin. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, little man, figurine, from Middle Dutch mannekijn; see manikin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One of them that he wanted to conduct was what he called a mannequin test.”
“Unless he was flash frozen (which he wasn't), Mayborne would have been discovered curled up somewhere rather than in mannequin-like repose.”
“When the mannequin is removed the text “Thank you for seeing me” become visible.”
“The mannequin is dressed in brunet wig, glasses and a red business suit.”
“What do you call a mannequin trying to drum up business for a barbecue restaurant?”
“Btw, the mannequin is carrying way too much weight to represent Bowie.”
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“By that stringent standard, doesn’t His Majesty-To-Be deserve a smidgeon of blame when his supporters set up a guillotine at an Obama rally or display a Palin mannequin dangling from a noose?”
“I sell vintage dresses and my mannequin is a size 2/4.”
“Also attached to the mannequin was a piece of paper that had the "N" word written on it.”
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