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

     

    manikin

     noun
    (also mannikin)noun
    BrE BrE//ˈmænɪkɪn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænɪkɪn//
     
     
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  1. 1a model of the human body that is used for teaching art or medicine compare mannequin
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a very small man synonym dwarf
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man ‘man’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: manikin