pantine

noun
pan·​tine | \ ˈpantə̇n, -n‧ˌtīn \
plural -s

Definition of pantine

: a jointed pasteboard doll representing a well-known living person and carried about for amusement (as by members of the French court) in the 18th century

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History and Etymology for pantine

obsolete French pantine (now pantin)

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“Pantine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pantine. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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