Definitions for manakinˈmæn ə kɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model(noun)

    a woman who wears clothes to display fashions

    "she was too fat to be a mannequin"

  2. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, form(noun)

    a life-size dummy used to display clothes

  3. manakin(noun)

    any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior


  1. manakin(Noun)

    Any of several small, passerine, South American birds of the family Pipridae

  2. Origin: Probably from manikin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manakin(noun)

    any one of numerous small birds belonging to Pipra, Manacus, and other genera of the family Pipridae. They are mostly natives of Central and South America. some are bright-colored, and others have the wings and tail curiously ornamented. The name is sometimes applied to related birds of other families

  2. Manakin(noun)

    a dwarf. See Manikin


  1. Manakin

    The manakins are a clade of unique small suboscine passerine birds. The group contains some 60 species distributed through the American tropics. The name is from Middle Dutch mannekijn 'little man'.


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