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Any of various small colorful birds of the family Pipridae, found in forests of Central and South America.

[Alteration of manikin.]


1. (Animals) any small South American passerine bird of the family Pipridae, having a colourful plumage, short bill, and elaborate courtship behaviour
2. (Medicine) a variant of manikin
3. (Art Terms) a variant of manikin
4. (Clothing & Fashion) a variant of manikin


(ˈmæn ə kɪn)

any of several small songless passerine birds of the family Pipridae, of the warmer parts of the Americas, usu. having brilliantly colored plumage.
[1735–45;variant of manikin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manakin - a woman who wears clothes to display fashionsmanakin - a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
supermodel - a fashion model who has attained the status of a celebrity
2.manakin - a life-size dummy used to display clothesmanakin - a life-size dummy used to display clothes
dummy - a figure representing the human form
3.manakin - any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behaviormanakin - any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior
tyrannid - a passerine bird of the suborder Tyranni
genus Pipra, Pipra - type genus of the Pipridae containing the typical manakins
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