Meaning of DUMMY in English

DUMMY

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

dummy run

Do a dummy run to see how long it will take.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

spit the dummy

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a dressmaker's dummy

She's no dummy .

That's what I just said, dummy .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A dummy has all the restrictive properties of a real job but no time content.

Babies she had seen before had fat fleshy faces that spread from a central dummy .

Briers threw two dummies and sprinted outside Henry Paul for his second try.

He just walked around like a dummy with the rest of us with an awkward scope on his rifle.

I bundle the blind dummy out.

It was a perfectly ordinary leg from a shop dummy .

The dummy took three weeks' work by a team of volunteers, mostly part-time and helping when they could.

II. adjective

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

dummy rifles

Semionov threatened the pilot with a dummy hand grenade and forced him to land the plane.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

By then Ward was coming down on to the track, his false arm and dummy hand hanging limp at his side.

Grayson dropped a ball, Kevin Maggs ran on a dummy run from the scrum and Catt was through for the try.

He claims that his dummy head does likewise.

It is a particular example of a no-operation or dummy instruction.

The candidates had been asked to supply a dummy paper with a lead story and some idea of content.

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