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Variant of manikin.
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1. (Medicine) a variant spelling of manikin
2. (Art Terms) a variant spelling of manikin
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a variant spelling of manikin
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or man•ni•kin

(ˈmæn ɪ kɪn)

1. a little man; dwarf; pygmy.
[1560–70; < Dutch, =man man + -ken -kin]
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manikin, mannikin

1. a dwarf, pygmy, or man of small stature.
2. a model of the human body, as used for teaching purposes in art, anatomy, etc. Also spelled mannequin.
See also: Size
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mannikin - a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormalmannikin - a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
small person - a person of below average size
2.mannikin - a woman who wears clothes to display fashionsmannikin - 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
3.mannikin - a life-size dummy used to display clothesmannikin - a life-size dummy used to display clothes
dummy - a figure representing the human form
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[ˈmænɪkɪn] N
1. (= dressmaker's dummy) → maniquí m
2. (= fashion model) → modelo f, maniquí f
3. (frm) (= dwarf) → enano m
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, mannikin
n. maniquí, figura representativa del cuerpo humano.
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References in classic literature ?
Daggoo ( springing) Swallow thine, mannikin! White skin, white liver!
The word imports what the Latins call NANUNCULUS, the Italians HOMUNCELETINO, and the English MANNIKIN. To her I chiefly owe my preservation in that country: we never parted while I was there; I called her my GLUMDALCLITCH, or little nurse; and should be guilty of great ingratitude, if I omitted this honourable mention of her care and affection towards me, which I heartily wish it lay in my power to requite as she deserves, instead of being the innocent, but unhappy instrument of her disgrace, as I have too much reason to fear.
However, he did not need to wait so long, for very soon, by orders of a mannikin, who seemed to have great authority over the others, his head was set free.
In front of this creature was an absurd mannikin, or dwarf, in human form, who stood staring at it.
I told Ben I spent only one day in Brussels many years ago and what I can remember is the Mannikin Pis (the little boy peeing), the grand square or platz and Confiserie Dandoy.
The tests included putting the helmet on a mannikin and subjecting the helmet to a 10-second burst of flames at temperatures of 1,000degC from all angles.
Mandrake mymmerkin Little man A mandrake is a plant said to resemble a tiny person and mymmerkin is a derivation of the ancient word mannikin and means a small man.
The WBC was calibrated on November 8, 2013, by a team of National Institute of Radiological Sciences using four sets of BOMAB (BOttle MAnnikin ABsorber) phantoms ([sup.60]Co, [sup.137]Cs, [sup.133]Ba and water, manufactured by Japan Radioisotope Association), and the overall efficiency was found to be accurate within 10%.
Laura Ellis finished first in the overall points table after gold in the line throw, silver in the super lifesaver and bronze in the mannikin relay.
I remember a flower, a kite, a mannikin playing the guitar, a yellow fish eating a bird, a truck floating in urine, a rat carrying a banjo, a fool counting the cards, a monkey praying, a procession of whales, and far off two children eating rice, speaking French-I'm sure of the children, their damp flutes, the long line of their vowels.