from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See manikin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun any of several Asiatic passerine birds of the genus Mannikin

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  • noun a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
  • noun a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
  • noun a life-size dummy used to display clothes


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  • Apparently this word can also be spelled maniken or manakin. Hmm.

    February 13, 2007

  • An Old World weaverbird or waxbill of the genus Lonchura. Compare manakin.

    September 28, 2008