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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Musk decided to make his own Tesla Roadster the Falcon Heavy’s test payload, complete with an astronaut mannequin riding in the driver’s seat. Loren Grush, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: SpaceX," 29 Dec. 2018 There is no sign, there is no window display—no mannequins even—and it’s not engineered to deliver big data results. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Eckhaus Latta’s New Store Is an Oasis in New York’s Retail Scene," 27 Nov. 2018 Audi has offered demonstrations of its AEB in which its car is traveling at around 40 miles per hour and is heading toward a mannequin of a child. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Tesla, Uber crashes spotlight automatic emergency braking. Here's what it won't do.," 29 May 2018 Installing Saturday's preview left a lot to the imagination, considering mannequins in the Byzantine Gallery and the Medieval Sculpture Hall remained swathed in muslin. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd, latimes.com, "The Met’s Costume Institute unveils ‘Heavenly Bodies’ exhibition during preview before the Met Gala," 7 May 2018 Meacham said once on the primary campaign trail in New Hampshire, Bush mistakenly grabbed the hand of a department store mannequin asking for votes. Deb Riechmann, The Seattle Times, "Memories of Bush humor brought smiles to sorrowful farewell," 5 Dec. 2018 Get a primer on how Georgian wine is made at the region’s best wine museum with life-size mannequins, detailed placards, and a collection of farm tools that Fred Flintstone might call avant-garde. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Georgian Wine Country," 5 Sep. 2018 The inmates start with mannequins (which need to be signed out, along with tools like shears) and can later take on clients — other inmates and staff. Carlos Chavarría, Allure, "How Prison Salons Are Doing More Than Just Making Inmates Look Good," 18 July 2018 Once again, Melania Trump has stepped onto the international stage in the traditional role of first lady: an emissary of the American people, a symbol of our collective humanity - and a fashion mannequin of soft diplomacy. Robin Givhan, Houston Chronicle, "Nothing else Melania Trump wears will ever matter again," 13 July 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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