manikin

noun

man·​i·​kin ˈma-ni-kən How to pronounce manikin (audio)
variants or less commonly mannikin
1
2
dated, usually disparaging : a little man : dwarf, pygmy

Examples of manikin in a Sentence

the store has manikins so lifelike that they have startled me on more than one occasion the undulating movements of the manikins as they strutted down the catwalk

Word History

Etymology

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of manikin was circa 1536

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Cite this Entry

“Manikin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manikin. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

manikin

noun
man·​i·​kin
variants or mannikin

Medical Definition

manikin

noun
man·​i·​kin ˈman-i-kən How to pronounce manikin (audio)
: a model of the human body commonly in detachable pieces for exhibiting the parts and organs, their position, and relations
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