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1. A life-size full or partial representation of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes; a dummy.
2. A jointed model of the human body used by artists, especially to demonstrate the arrangement of drapery. Also called lay figure.
3. One who models clothes; a model.
[French, from Old French, little man, figurine, from Middle Dutch mannekijn; see manikin.]
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman who wears the clothes displayed at a fashion show; model
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a life-size dummy of the human body used to fit or display clothes
3. (Art Terms) arts another name for lay figure
[C18: via French from Dutch manneken manikin]
or man•i•kin(ˈmæn ɪ kɪn)
1. a three-dimensional representation of the body used in displays, for making or fitting clothes, etc.; dummy.
2. a person employed to model clothing.
[1725–35; < French < Dutch; see manikin]
A person who models clothes at fashion shows or for photographs.
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|Noun||1.||mannequin - 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.||mannequin - a life-size dummy used to display clothes|
dummy - a figure representing the human form
n. maniquí, figura representativa del cuerpo humano.