A mannequin is a human-like figure that's usually used to display clothing in a store. A mannequin in a department store window can look quite normal, but a mannequin in someone's home can look downright creepy.

Any store that sells clothes is likely to have at least a few mannequins, so shoppers can see what dresses and sweaters and hats look like on a (fake) person's body. Another kind of mannequin, more often called a "dressmaker's dummy" is helpful to someone who's sewing a skirt or piecing together a suit. Still other mannequins are used to practice emergency techniques, from CPR to water rescues by the Coast Guard.

Definitions of mannequin
  1. noun
    a life-size dummy used to display clothes
    synonyms: form, manakin, manikin, mannikin
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    type of:
    a figure representing the human form
  2. noun
    a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
    synonyms: fashion model, manakin, manikin, mannikin, model
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    a fashion model who has attained the status of a celebrity
    type of:
    assistant, help, helper, supporter
    a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
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