Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dummy”

dummy

adjective [ before noun]
 
 
/ˈdʌmi/
made to seem real: He created a dummy magazine to show to potential publishers. To meet their monthly targets, salespeople placed dummy orders from friendly customers, cancelling them later.
LAW used to describe a company that is created in order to hide information, especially about who owns its assets: The agents set up dummy companies, acquire advanced computers, and then they quietly fold and go home, taking their hardware with them.
(Definition of dummy adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dummy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “dummy”

Definitions of “dummy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

first:

(a person or thing) coming before all others in order, time, amount, quality, or importance

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More