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ˈmæn ɪ kɪnman·nequin

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  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


  1. mannequinnoun

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


  1. mannequinnoun

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

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

  2. mannequinnoun

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

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

  3. mannequinnoun

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

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

  4. mannequinnoun

    A person who models clothes

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


  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. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is actually living own life will find it better to be treated like a PENGUIN who is a living being rather than being greeted or remembered by the people for looking like a MANNEQUIN that is only non-living thing.

  2. Paul Hokemeyer:

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

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Mentally dim enjoys taking own pictures with the mannequin

  4. Anthony Neutout:

    He's not a brass polished politician, not a walking mannequin... A lot of candidates, it's like they have multiple personality disorder, rand is very consistent.

  5. 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.

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