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mannequin

or man·i·kin

[ man-i-kin ]
/ ˈmæn ɪ kɪn /
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noun
a styled and three-dimensional representation of the human form used in window displays, as of clothing; dummy.
a wooden figure or model of the human figure used by tailors, dress designers, etc., for fitting or making clothes.
a person employed to wear clothing to be photographed or to be displayed before customers, buyers, etc.; a clothes model.
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Origin of mannequin

1560–70; <French <Dutch; see manikin

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mannequin

manikin, mannequin
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British Dictionary definitions for mannequin

mannequin
/ (ˈmænɪkɪn) /

noun
a woman who wears the clothes displayed at a fashion show; model
a life-size dummy of the human body used to fit or display clothes
arts another name for lay figure

Word Origin for mannequin

C18: via French from Dutch manneken manikin
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