Origin of manikin
Origin of mannequin
Examples from the Web for manikin
He was known by those who frequented the house by the name of the Manikin, and was a universal object of admiration and good-will.Snarleyyow|Captain Frederick Marryat
I am to-day a sort of manikin which has lost its liberty and its happiness.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
If they picked the manikin's pockets without ringing the bells they were rewarded: but if a bell tinkled they were beaten.The Children of Westminster Abbey|Rose G. Kingsley
In Fig. 50 is seen a manikin all ready to receive its feathers, wings, and head.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting|William T. Hornaday
Like the manikin, it has no song: it depends solely upon a showy garment for admiration.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
mannikin formerly manakin
- an anatomical model of the body or a part of the body, esp for use in medical or art instruction
- Also called: phantoman anatomical model of a fully developed fetus, for use in teaching midwifery or obstetrics
Word Origin for manikin
Word Origin for mannequin
1902, "model to display clothes," from French mannequin (15c.), from Dutch manneken (see manikin). A French form of the same word that yielded manikin, and sometimes mannequin was used in English in a sense "artificial man" (especially in translations of Hugo). Originally of persons, in a sense where we might use "model."
A mannequin is a good-looking, admirably formed young lady, whose mission is to dress herself in her employer's latest "creations," and to impart to them the grace which only perfect forms can give. Her grammar may be bad, and her temper worse, but she must have the chic the Parisienne possesses, no matter whether she hails from the aristocratic Faubourg St. Germain or from the Faubourg Montmartre. ["The Bystander," Aug. 15, 1906]
Later (by 1939) of artificial model figures to display clothing.