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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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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Arbiter tweeted, along with a snap of the Meghan Markle mannequin. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Bloomingdale's Dresses Mannequin Like Meghan Markle on International Women's Day," 10 Mar. 2019 Gender-neutral mannequins with straight hips and lack of distinguishing physical features model the store’s clothes, which are not relegated to any specific section. Charlotte Diamond, Teen Vogue, "This Gender-Neutral Store Aims to Create a Safe Space For Its Customer," 20 Mar. 2019 As in many of De Chirico’s works, mannequins stand in for human figures. Lance Esplund, WSJ, "‘Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà’ Review: Every Object’s Mysteries," 16 Jan. 2019 The palace created a behind-the-scenes video of the display, showing how the mannequins were painstakingly dressed in layers and layers of period garments. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kensington Palace Is Showcasing Costumes from The Favourite," 8 Jan. 2019 And with cameras positioned all over the rocket, viewers got to witness every single aspect of the flight — including the launch, the simultaneous landing of the two outer boosters, and the mannequin’s cruise through Earth orbit. Loren Grush, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: SpaceX," 29 Dec. 2018 Since Camila Cabello left Fifth Harmony in late 2016, we’ve been immersed in a wave of drama surrounding the singer and the former quartet’s relationship — complete with a handful of ill-fated jokes, awkward questions and mannequin controversies. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Camila Cabello Reconciled With Fellow Fifth Harmony Member Normani at the 2018 BBMAs," 15 Nov. 2018 This was a new altitude record for both of us in the cockpit, not to mention our mannequin in the back, and the views of Earth from the black sky were magnificent. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Virgin’s Unity spaceship sets a new altitude record of 52 kilometers," 26 July 2018 The free session allowed participants to practice compression movements on adult and baby mannequins under the guidance of Lucian Badica, EMS director for the medical transportation service Ambulnz, which offers services to the hospital. Sara Cardine, latimes.com, "Locals get refresher course, life-saving tips at ‘Sidewalk CPR’ event," 14 June 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 How to pronounce mannequin (audio) \

Kids Definition of mannequin

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

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