Definition of Mannikin

1. Noun. A person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal.

Exact synonyms: Homunculus, Manikin
Generic synonyms: Small Person



2. Noun. A woman who wears clothes to display fashions. "She was too fat to be a mannequin"
Exact synonyms: Fashion Model, Manakin, Manikin, Mannequin, Model
Generic synonyms: Assistant, Help, Helper, Supporter
Specialized synonyms: Supermodel
Derivative terms: Model

3. Noun. A life-size dummy used to display clothes.
Exact synonyms: Form, Manakin, Manikin, Mannequin
Generic synonyms: Dummy

Definition of Mannikin

1. Noun. any of several Asiatic passerine birds of the genus ''Mannikin'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mannikin

1. manikin [n -S] - See also: manikin

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mannikin

mannerization
mannerize
mannerized
mannerizes
mannerizing
mannerless
mannerlessness
mannerliness
mannerlinesses
mannerly
mannerpunk
manners
mannich bases
mannide
mannies
mannikin (current term)
mannikins
manning
mannish
mannishly
mannishness
mannishnesses
mannitan
mannitate
mannitates
mannite
mannites
mannitic
mannitol
mannitol - mannose 1-oxidoreductase

Literary usage of Mannikin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1905)
"Palace, and everything is being draped in But still the mannikin kept her back, black," was the Princess's reply. " Not yet," said he. ..."

2. Quodlibet: Containing Some Annals Thereof by John Pendleton Kennedy (1840)
"THE NORTHERN MAN WITH SOUTHERN PRINCIPLES AND HIS mannikin. TIME held his course. Another year went by, and brought us to the Sixth since the Removal. ..."

3. Russian and Nomad by Edward Nelson Fell (1916)
"THE mannikin. ON the evening of the fifteenth of January, 1905, Harter, our chief mining engineer, and I were sitting on a small dump of low-grade ore, ..."

4. Holme Lee's Fairy Tales by Holme Lee (1869)
"... but as for his making one in the lark-pie, he did not believe it, for he had just seen the face of mannikin Hope through the hole in the wall. ..."

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