- a small ornamental figure of pottery, metal, plastic, etc.; statuette.
Origin of figurine
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- a small carved or moulded figure; statuette
Word Origin for figurine
C19: from French, from Italian figurina a little figure
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1854, from French figurine (16c.), from Italian figurina, diminutive of figura, from Latin figura (see figure (n.)).
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