noun, plural dum·mies.
- Older Use: Offensive. a person who lacks the power of speech.
- a person who is characteristically and habitually silent.
- the declarer's partner, whose hand is exposed and played by the declarer.
- the hand of cards so exposed.
- a game so played.
- an imaginary player represented by an exposed hand that is played by and serves as partner to one of the players.
verb (used with object), dum·mied, dum·my·ing.
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Examples from the Web for dummy
The 'dummy' was found in the gutter and wiped on the boy's coat, then plugged into the baby's mouth.The White Peacock|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I had an idea that he wasn't a selector at all, only a 'dummy' for the squatter of the Cobborah run.Joe Wilson and His Mates|Henry Lawson
The chances are Rock's in the clear with a 'dummy' or else his property is all under cover.El Diablo|Brayton Norton
I could not see the face, but it was certainly not a 'dummy.'The Shadow World|Hamlin Garland
Hank calls him 'Dummy,' but I am not sure that he is well named.Bring Me His Ears|Clarence E. Mulford
British Dictionary definitions for dummy
noun plural -mies
- a copy or imitation of an object, often lacking some essential feature of the original
- (as modifier)a dummy drawer
- a person who appears to act for himself while acting on behalf of another
- (as modifier)a dummy buyer
- the hand exposed on the table by the declarer's partner and played by the declarer
- the declarer's partner
- a prototype of a proposed book, indicating the general appearance and dimensions of the finished product
- a designer's layout of a page indicating the positions for illustrations, etc