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



    BrE BrE//ˈmænɪkɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænɪkɪn//
    In the store
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  1. 1a model of a human body, used for displaying clothes in shops/stores compare manikin See related entries: In the store
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a person whose job is to wear and display new styles of clothes synonym model
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man ‘man’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mannequin