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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A life-size dummy used to display clothes; A woman who wears clothes to display fashions; A person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal.

Usage examples (33)
  • A robot dolphin is not a real dolphin, any more than a mannikin is a man.
  • Before starting I rigged up a kind of mannikin with old coats and a cushion -- something to cast a shadow on the blind.
  • The mannikin looked at the Red Emperor in surprise.
  • Cf. the German “Mannerchen machen,” “play the mannikin.” for more
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