- 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.
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How to use dummy in a sentence
On Friday, she appeared in court as Ann Marie Miller, again proving herself to be no dummy and decidedly different.
What did you use as the hammer during that kill scene, and were you just hitting a dummy that spurted blood out?Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington on Jon Snow’s Heroism and Loss in the Battle of Castle Black|Marlow Stern|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Somebody (a monk, I presume) has put a dummy dressed in a guard's uniform inside.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a sermon on Sunday, the chair of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP called Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) "a dummy."
It was a Pakistani agenda, and we played the role of the dummy.
Fix up a couple of dummy sacks, you know, and get them to camp and packed on the horse without letting them see what's inside.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
When the first card has been led, dummy's hand is exposed, never before the lead.
When a spade declaration has been made by dummy, one trump less is necessary and the doubler need not be on the declarer's left.
The highest of a sequence led through dummy will frequently tell the third player that he has a good finesse.
The dealer makes the declaration or passes it to his dummy to make by the same rules as in three-handed or dummy bridge.
British Dictionary definitions for dummy
- 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