mannequin

noun
man·​ne·​quin | \ˈma-ni-kən \

Definition of mannequin 

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

2 : one employed to model clothing

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Synonyms for mannequin

Synonyms

dummy, figure, form, manikin (also mannikin)

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Examples of mannequin in a Sentence

the mannequin over there looks so real several mannequins posing for this year's catalogue look especially emaciated

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Noplis remembers staring into one casket at a friend who looked like a mannequin. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Tired of going to funerals, this doctor treats addiction with drugs," 21 June 2018 Instead of mannequins, some of the clothing is displayed on wooden sculptures built by Kim’s creative partner, the artist Marc Hundley. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "The Woman Creating an Avant-Garde Destination at Nordstrom’s New Manhattan Store," 9 Apr. 2018 Most mannequins were outfitted in supple (and seriously expensive) deerskin loafers; raincoats also came with deerskin epaulets (actual rain be damned). Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "In Our Sweatshirted Times, These Brands Are Going All In on Extreme Luxury," 18 June 2018 Outside the store, a mannequin was adorned with a T-shirt with pink letters reading #TeamStormy. Washington Post, "California’s West Hollywood declares ‘Stormy Daniels Day’," 24 May 2018 Hundreds of retro busts and mannequins in unfinished-looking white gowns flanked the runway walls — from floor to ceiling — inside Paris’ Rodin Museum as designs showcased the pared-down finesse of age-old couture. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Dior celebrates the atelier, draws celebs to Paris couture," 2 July 2018 Statuephilia is a condition in which people fall in love with statues, dolls or mannequins. Waldemar Januszczak, A-LIST, "Kate Moss: The Golden Girl," 1 July 2018 Inside, a pulsing soundtrack might drown out the surrounding Muzak, while customized lighting illuminates the specialty mannequins and displays. Courtney Coffman, The Atlantic, "Shops Aren’t for Shopping Anymore," 19 June 2018 The live video stream showed the Starman mannequin, with its arm draped casually over the car door, sailing through space in a slow spin with Earth rotating in and out of view behind the roadster. William Harwood, CBS News, "SpaceX's Mars-bound Tesla's out-of-this-world view," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of mannequin

1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mannequin

French, from Dutch mannekijn little man — more at manikin

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mannequin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mannequin

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

mannequin

noun
man·​ne·​quin | \ˈma-ni-kən \

Kids Definition of mannequin

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

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