from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of manikin.
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- n. any of several Asiatic passerine birds of the genus Mannikin
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See manikin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
- n. a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
- n. a life-size dummy used to display clothes
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A robot dolphin is not a real dolphin, any more than a mannikin is a man.
The daughter, nine years old, and not above forty feet high, was very good natured, became my schoolmistress, and called me Grildrig, which imports in English, mannikin.
Before starting I rigged up a kind of mannikin with old coats and a cushion -- something to cast a shadow on the blind.
A giant Golden Orb Weaver spider caught a chestnut-breasted mannikin bird in its web and made a leisurely lunch on the bird.
This warden of all wardens has cracked the shell of this year's confidence, shaking the fragile mannikin of selfhood that you've patched together on the eve of becoming a doctor. '
Condi playing piano for the Queen, Condi at the Kennedy Center awards - are we still paying this mannikin to be Secretary of State?
As they went back to the register, Allie's gaze fell on a mannikin in the corner.
The birds take liberties with the mannikin, foul creatures alight upon it, the bourgeois laugh at it.
This was not treated - a la Monty Python as a clothed mannikin - this was a 'real' woman crashing to her death in the street.
In short, behind that leering, mannikin face is a veritable devil from hell.