mannequin

noun
man·​ne·​quin | \ ˈma-ni-kən How to pronounce mannequin (audio) \

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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Examples of mannequin in a Sentence

the mannequin over there looks so real several mannequins posing for this year's catalogue look especially emaciated
Recent Examples on the Web Several suggested a more likely scenario: an electric drone — perhaps with a mannequin attached. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, "Another jetpack sighting over L.A. heightens the mystery," 24 Dec. 2020 In a living room, a metallic mannequin rescued from a bankrupt department store reclines on a custom walnut bench designed to look like a series of matchsticks that fold into a curve. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "In California’s Silicon Valley, an Architecturally Striking Home Asks $33 Million," 9 Dec. 2020 Restaurants got awesomely creative to enforce social distancing with pool noodle hats, bumper boats and dapper mannequin guests. Usa Today Staff, USA TODAY, "Good news in 2020? Yes, it's true! Here are 100 positive things that happened this year," 23 Dec. 2020 Agency officials were influenced by a recent study led by Japanese researchers who used mannequin heads and artificial respirators to simulate the spread of coronavirus particles through the air, and assess how well masks blocked transmission. Mike Stobbe, Star Tribune, "CDC: Wearing a mask could keep you from catching virus," 13 Nov. 2020 The mannequin stayed in a seat, facing forward, during the tests. Hugo Martin, Anchorage Daily News, "Is the COVID-19 risk on airplanes really as low as airlines claim?," 3 Nov. 2020 With the mannequin skin and hairless eyebrows there’s almost a sterile-ness to the characters. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "All Dolled Up: Bryce Anderson Transforms Into a Madcap Mannequin for Halloween," 30 Oct. 2020 The mannequin stayed in a seat, facing forward, during the tests. al, "What is the risk of catching COVID-19 on an airplane? UAB professor says findings ‘misrepresented’," 30 Oct. 2020 The mannequin stayed in a seat, facing forward, during the tests. Hugo Martín Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Is the COVID-19 risk on airplanes really that low? Here’s what experts say," 29 Oct. 2020

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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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The first known use of mannequin was in 1730

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17 Jan 2021

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“Mannequin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mannequin. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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mannequin

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How to pronounce mannequin (audio)

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 How to pronounce mannequin (audio) \

Kids Definition of mannequin

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

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