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Daemon
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mannequin

(noun) A woman who wears clothes to display fashions.

Synonyms: model

Usage: She longed to become a mannequin and preened for hours before going out in public.
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mannequin
Definition: (noun) A woman who wears clothes to display fashions.
Synonyms: model
Usage: She longed to become a mannequin and preened for hours before going out in public.
steve.r hudson
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Is mannequin not also an articulated doll used for the display of clothes?
thar
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Learners be aware - that is an extremely old-fashioned meaning - I would call it obsolete.

A mannequin used to mean a clothing model in the same way a typewriter meant a woman who typed, and a computer was a woman who computed numbers. None of them mean that any more.
If you call a woman a mannequin she will be very insulted that you just called her plastic!
It may still have that meaning in the fashion industry - I have no idea. But in normal speech the meaning is definitely an inanimate display item.

If you are watching an old 1930s film, yes be aware a mannequin is a living model. But in this millennium, in common parlance at least, it no longer means that.

Evolution evidence through movies -
Originally, a woman:






Then by the 80s, plastic (who just happens to tpurn into a woman. That is the difference between it being a fluffy romcom and a deeply weird fetish movie Whistle


ChristopherJohnson
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Essentially, the word is a Dutch diminutive of "man".
raghd muhi al-deen
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life-size full or partial representation of human body

with my pleasure
Cest moi Aussi
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Why does it just say women? Aren't there mannequins of males too, and aren't there male models? Seems a bit stereotypical to me.
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Sports mannequins female and male of the Sport collection


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mannequin

Definition: (noun) A woman who wears clothes to display fashions.
Synonyms: model
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