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ˈmæn ɪ kɪnman·nequin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, modelnoun

    a woman who wears clothes to display fashions

    "she was too fat to be a mannequin"

  2. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, formnoun

    a life-size dummy used to display clothes

GCIDE

  1. mannequinnoun

    A model of a human form used by tailors to help make clothing of the proper shape.

Wiktionary

  1. mannequinnoun

    A dummy, or life-size model of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes

  2. mannequinnoun

    A jointed model of the human body used by artists, especially to demonstrate the arrangement of drapery

  3. mannequinnoun

    An anatomical model of the human body for use in teaching of e.g. CPR

  4. mannequinnoun

    A person who models clothes

  5. Etymology: From the, from the (or), diminutive of, equivalent to. More at man, -kin.

Wikipedia

  1. Mannequin

    A mannequin (also called a dummy, lay figure, or dress form) is a doll, often articulated, used by artists, tailors, dressmakers, window dressers and others, especially to display or fit clothing and show off different fabrics and textiles. Previously, the English term referred to human models and muses (a meaning which it still retains in French and other European languages); the meaning as a dummy dating from the start of World War II.Life-sized mannequins with simulated airways are used in the teaching of first aid, CPR, and advanced airway management skills such as tracheal intubation. During the 1950s, mannequins were used in nuclear tests to help show the effects of nuclear weapons on humans. Also referred to as mannequins are the human figures used in computer simulation to model the behavior of the human body. Mannequin comes from the French word mannequincode: fra promoted to code: fr , which had acquired the meaning "an artist's jointed model", which in turn came from the Flemish word mannekencode: nld promoted to code: nl , meaning "little man, figurine", referring to late Middle Ages practice in Flanders whereby public display of even women's clothes was performed by male pages (boys). Fashion shops in Paris ordered dolls in reed from Flemish merchants. Flanders was in logistics the easiest region to import dolls in reed from, as transport on the rivers Schelde and Oise provide easy routes from Flanders to Paris. As the Flemish wrote 'manneke(n)code: nld promoted to code: nl ' for 'little man' on their invoices, the Parisians pronounced this as 'mannequen', hence shifted to 'mannequin'. A mannequin is thus masculine, not feminine.

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  1. mannequin

    A mannequin is a life-sized model, often made of fiberglass, plastic or similar materials, used to display or fit clothing and accessories in retail stores. It may also be utilized for artistic representation, fashion design training, medical education, or crime scene reenactments. Additionally, it could refer to a person who poses for artists, photographers, or other creators.

Wikidata

  1. Mannequin

    A mannequin is an often articulated doll used by artists, tailors, dressmakers, windowdressers and others especially to display or fit clothing. The term is also used for life-sized dolls with simulated airways used in the teaching of first aid, CPR, and advanced airway management skills such as tracheal intubation and for human figures used in computer simulation to model the behavior of the human body. During the 1950s, mannequins were used in nuclear tests to help show the effects of nuclear weapons on humans. Mannequin comes from the French word mannequin, which had acquired the meaning "an artist's jointed model", which in turn came from the Middle Dutch word manneken, meaning "little man, figurine".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mannequin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mannequin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of mannequin in a Sentence

  1. Wesley D'Amico :

    The mannequin is always in fashion.”

  2. Nelson Shanks:

    If you look at the left-hand side of it there's a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming into the painting and it does two things, it actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.

  3. Wesley D'Amico:

    The happiness of a mannequin is to be in a shop window.”

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    People are attracted to authentic beauty that has a human rather than mannequin quality.

  5. Chip Wilson:

    Like a mannequin for instance. I have always wanted a mannequin at a 45 degree angle so people could see the front and back, i have 1000 techniques on how to set up a retail store, and I love to do it.

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