Meaning of MANIKIN in English


I. ˈmanə̇kə̇n, -nēk- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Dutch manneken, mannekijn, little man, from Middle Dutch mannekijn, diminutive of man; akin to Old English man, mon man — more at man

1. : mannequin

2. : a little man : dwarf , pygmy

a bright-eyed little manikin , naked like all his people — C.S.Forester

3. : a model of the human body commonly in detachable pieces for exhibiting the parts and organs, their position, and relations

II. adjective

: diminutive , dwarf , puny

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.