Manikin Man"i*kin, n. [Also spelled {mannikin}.] [OD. manneken, dim. of man man. See {Man}, and {-kin}.] 1. A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy; a manakin. [1913 Webster]

2. A model of the human body, made of papier-mache or other material, commonly in detachable pieces, for exhibiting the different parts and organs, their relative position, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A mannequin. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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