mannikin

[ man-i-kin ]
/ ˈmæn ɪ kɪn /

noun

any of several estrildine finches of the genus Lonchura, of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific islands, often kept as cage birds.

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Origin of mannikin

variant of manikin

Definition for mannikin (2 of 2)

manikin

or man·ni·kin

[ man-i-kin ]
/ ˈmæn ɪ kɪn /

noun

a little man; dwarf; pygmy.
a model of the human body for teaching anatomy, demonstrating surgical operations, etc.

Origin of manikin

1560–70; < Dutch manneken, equivalent to man man1 + -ken -kin. See mannequin

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH manikin

manikin mannequin
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British Dictionary definitions for mannikin (1 of 2)

mannikin
/ (ˈmænɪkɪn) /

noun

a variant spelling of manikin

British Dictionary definitions for mannikin (2 of 2)

manikin

mannikin formerly manakin

/ (ˈmænɪkɪn) /

noun

a little man; dwarf or child
  1. an anatomical model of the body or a part of the body, esp for use in medical or art instruction
  2. Also called: phantom an anatomical model of a fully developed fetus, for use in teaching midwifery or obstetrics
variant spellings of mannequin

Word Origin for manikin

C17: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man
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