Definition of figurine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɪɡəriːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɪɡjəˈriːn//
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a small statue of a person or an animal used as a decorative object Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French, from Italian figurina, diminutive of figura, from Latin figura ‘shape, figure, form’; related to fingere ‘form, contrive’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: figurine