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
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 of mannequin from the Web
Cars were decorated with anti-Trump signs, and a pickup truck featured a Trump mannequin with a Pinocchio nose perched in its bed.
Then there’s Roxxxy, the talking mannequin that True Companion has been supposedly revamping since her disappointing debut in 2010.
Boasting plenty of other fancy functions, from blinking eyes to a working airway, Stan is pretty advanced for a 5-foot-11-inch mannequin.
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Origin and Etymology of mannequin
French, from Dutch mannekijn little man — more at manikin
First Known Use: 1730
MANNEQUIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mannequin for English Language Learners
: a figure shaped like a human body that is used for making or displaying clothes
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Definition of mannequin for Students
: a form representing the human figure used especially for displaying clothes
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