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manikin

noun man·i·kin \ˈma-ni-kən\

Definition of manikin

  1. 1 :  mannequin

  2. 2 :  a little man :  dwarf, pygmy



Examples of manikin

  1. <the store has manikins so lifelike that they have startled me on more than one occasion>

  2. <the undulating movements of the manikins as they strutted down the catwalk>



Variants of manikin

also man·ni·kin play \ˈma-ni-kən\

Origin of manikin

Dutch mannekijn little man, from Middle Dutch, diminutive of man; akin to Old English man


First Known Use: circa 1536

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manikin

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noun man·i·kin \ˈman-i-kən\

Medical Definition of manikin

  1. :  a model of the human body commonly in detachable pieces for exhibiting the parts and organs, their position, and relations




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