manikin

noun man·i·kin \ ˈma-ni-kən \
variants: or less commonly mannikin

Definition of manikin

1 : mannequin
2 dated, usually disparaging : a little man : dwarf, pygmy

Examples of manikin in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of manikin

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

First Known Use: circa 1536

in the meaning defined at sense 1

manikin Synonyms

Synonyms

dummy, figure, form, mannequin;

Related Words

doll;

Other Fine Arts Terms


Medical Dictionary

manikin

noun man·i·kin \ ˈman-i-kən \

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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