mannequin

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From the French mannequin, from the Dutch manneken (little man), diminutive of Dutch man (man), equivalent to man +‎ -kin; compare ramequin/ramekin. More at man, -kin.

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mannequin (plural mannequins)

a mannequin
  1. A dummy, or life-size model of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes
  2. A jointed model of the human body used by artists, especially to demonstrate the arrangement of drapery
  3. An anatomical model of the human body for use in teaching of e.g. CPR
  4. A person who models clothes

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mannequin.

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mannequin c (singular definite mannequinen, plural indefinite mannequiner)

  1. mannequin

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Mannequins – models.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French mannequin, from Dutch manneken.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌmɑ.nəˈkɛːn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: man‧ne‧quin

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mannequin m (plural mannequins)

  1. A clothes model or fashion model, a mannequin.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch manneken.

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mannequin m (plural mannequins)

  1. (fashion) model
    • 2016 September 9, "Un mannequin défiguré à l’acide défile à la Fashion Week de New York", Le Monde.
      Elle était conviée à défiler pour le collectif de jeunes créateurs italiens FTL Moda, qui a régulièrement fait parler de lui ces dernières saisons, plus pour ses choix de mannequins que pour ses vêtements.
      She was invited to model for the Italian young designers' collective FTL Moda, that had regularly made itself the talk of the town during previous seasons, more for its choice of models than for its clothes.
  2. dummy, mannequin
    • 2016 August 18, Matteo Maillard, "Être mère et prostituée au Mali", Le Monde.
      C’est pourquoi elle a garni le mur de sa chambre turquoise de perruques qu’elle a fabriquées sur une tête de mannequin, les nuits sans clients comme celle-ci.
      It is why she has decorated the wall of her turquoise room with wigs that she made on a mannequin's head on nights without clients, like this one.

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