mannequin


man·ne·quin

noun \ˈma-ni-kən\

: a figure shaped like a human body that is used for making or displaying clothes

Full Definition of MANNEQUIN

1
:  an artist's, tailor's, or dressmaker's lay figure; also :  a form representing the human figure used especially for displaying clothes
2
:  one employed to model clothing

Examples of MANNEQUIN

  1. <the mannequin over there looks so real>
  2. <several mannequins posing for this year's catalogue look especially emaciated>

Origin of MANNEQUIN

French, from Dutch mannekijn little man — more at manikin
First Known Use: 1730

Related to MANNEQUIN

Synonyms
dummy, figure, form, manikin (also mannikin)

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato

Rhymes with MANNEQUIN

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: manner
Previous Word in the Dictionary: manned
All Words Near: mannequin

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up mannequin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).