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mannikin

[man-i-kin] /ˈmæn ɪ kɪn/
noun
1.
2.
any of several estrildine finches of the genus Lonchura, of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific islands, often kept as cage birds.
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variant of manikin

manikin

or mannikin

[man-i-kin] /ˈmæn ɪ kɪn/
noun
1.
a little man; dwarf; pygmy.
2.
3.
a model of the human body for teaching anatomy, demonstrating surgical operations, etc.
Origin
1560-70; < Dutch manneken, equivalent to man man1 + -ken -kin. See mannequin
Can be confused
manikin, mannequin.
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mannikin

/ˈmænɪkɪn/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of manikin

manikin

/ˈmænɪkɪn/
noun
1.
a little man; dwarf or child
2.
  1. an anatomical model of the body or a part of the body, esp for use in medical or art instruction
  2. Also called phantom. an anatomical model of a fully developed fetus, for use in teaching midwifery or obstetrics
3.
variant spellings of mannequin
Word Origin
C17: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man
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Word Origin and History for mannikin

manikin

n.

1560s, "jointed figure used by artists," from Dutch manneken, literally "little man," diminutive of Middle Dutch man (see man (n.)). Sense and spelling often blended with mannequin.

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