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mannequin

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noun man·ne·quin \ˈma-ni-kən\

Simple Definition of mannequin

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

Full Definition of mannequin

  1. 1 :  an artist's, tailor's, or dressmaker's lay figure; also :  a form representing the human figure used especially for displaying clothes

  2. 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

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MANNEQUIN Defined for Kids

mannequin

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noun man·ne·quin \ˈma-ni-kən\

Definition of mannequin

  1. :  a form representing the human figure used especially for displaying clothes





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