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mannikin

[man-i-kin] /ˈmæn ɪ kɪn/
noun
1.
2.
any of several estrildine finches of the genus Lonchura, of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific islands, often kept as cage birds.
Origin of mannikin
variant of manikin

manikin

or mannikin

[man-i-kin] /ˈmæn ɪ kɪn/
noun
1.
a little man; dwarf; pygmy.
2.
3.
a model of the human body for teaching anatomy, demonstrating surgical operations, etc.
Origin
1560-70; < Dutch manneken, equivalent to man man1 + -ken -kin. See mannequin
Can be confused
manikin, mannequin.
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Examples from the Web for mannikin
Historical Examples
  • I'm not quite the tailor's mannikin that I was in the old days at the 'Varsity.

    A Mating in the Wilds Ottwell Binns
  • She ought to be a mannikin when she grows up, and try on coats and mantles in shops.

    The Madcap of the School Angela Brazil
  • The story of the mannikin who is clever at spinning or weaving is widespread.

  • At which one can only stare, as at a mannikin attacking a colossus.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • "mannikin or not, that will I never do," shouted Asa Thor after the giant.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • I look into my mind and discover I am too much of a mannikin to have any.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • We call him the mannikin of the North with Southern principles—Van's mignonette.

    Quodlibet John P. Kennedy
  • Gadderman; a boy who puts on the airs of a man; a mannikin or manneen, which see.

  • “Sing,” said the mannikin, and the Miserable repeated the song.

    Flemish Legends Charles de Coster
  • The mannikin said, ‘My business is with your father, and not with you.’

British Dictionary definitions for mannikin

mannikin

/ˈmænɪkɪn/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of manikin

manikin

/ˈmænɪkɪn/
noun
1.
a little man; dwarf or child
2.
  1. an anatomical model of the body or a part of the body, esp for use in medical or art instruction
  2. Also called phantom. an anatomical model of a fully developed fetus, for use in teaching midwifery or obstetrics
3.
variant spellings of mannequin
Word Origin
C17: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man
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Word Origin and History for mannikin

manikin

n.

1560s, "jointed figure used by artists," from Dutch manneken, literally "little man," diminutive of Middle Dutch man (see man (n.)). Sense and spelling often blended with mannequin.

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