manikin


man·i·kin

noun \ˈma-ni-kən\

Definition of MANIKIN

1
:  mannequin
2
:  a little man :  dwarf, pygmy

Variants of MANIKIN

man·i·kin also man·ni·kin \ˈma-ni-kən\

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>

Origin of MANIKIN

Dutch mannekijn little man, from Middle Dutch, diminutive of man; akin to Old English man
First Known Use: circa 1536

Related to MANIKIN

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

Other Fine Arts Terms

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

Rhymes with MANIKIN

man·i·kin

noun \ˈman-i-kən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MANIKIN

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

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