mannequin

or man·i·kin

[ man-i-kin ]
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noun
  1. a styled and three-dimensional representation of the human form used in window displays, as of clothing; dummy.

  2. a wooden figure or model of the human figure used by tailors, dress designers, etc., for fitting or making clothes.

  1. a person employed to wear clothing to be photographed or to be displayed before customers, buyers, etc.; a clothes model.

Origin of mannequin

1
1560–70; <French <Dutch; see manikin

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British Dictionary definitions for mannequin

mannequin

/ (ˈmænɪkɪn) /


noun
  1. a woman who wears the clothes displayed at a fashion show; model

  2. a life-size dummy of the human body used to fit or display clothes

  1. arts another name for lay figure

Origin of mannequin

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C18: via French from Dutch manneken manikin

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