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.

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

Can be confused

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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