Meaning of DUMMY in English
n., adj., & v.
--n. (pl. -ies)
1. a model of a human being, esp.: a a ventriloquist's doll. b a figure used to model clothes in a shop window etc. c a target used for firearms practice.
2 (often attrib.) a a counterfeit object used to replace or resemble a real or normal one. b a prototype, esp. in publishing.
3 colloq. a stupid person.
4 a person taking no significant part; a figurehead.
5 Brit. a rubber or plastic teat for a baby to suck on.
6 an imaginary fourth player at whist, whose hand is turned up and played by a partner.
7 Bridge a the partner of the declarer, whose cards are exposed after the first lead. b this player's hand.
8 Mil. a blank round of ammunition.
9 colloq. a dumb person.
--adj. sham; counterfeit.
--v.intr. (-ies, -ied) Football make a pretended pass or swerve etc.
Phrases and idioms:
1. a practice attack, etc.; a trial run.
2 a rehearsal. dummy up US sl. keep quiet; give no information. sell the (or a) dummy Rugby Football colloq. deceive (an opponent) by pretending to pass the ball.
Etymology: DUMB + -Y(2)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012