Significado de “dummy” - en el Diccionario Inglés

dummy en inglés británico

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dummynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʌm.i/ us /ˈdʌm.i/

dummy noun [ C ] (MODEL)

a large model of a human, especially one used to show clothes in a shop:

the dummies in the store windows
a ventriloquist's dummy
UK a shop dummy

dummy noun [ C ] (FOR BABY)

UK US pacifier a smooth rubber or plastic object that is given to a baby to suck in order to comfort it and make it stop crying

dummyadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈdʌm.i/ us /ˈdʌm.i/

dummyverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈdʌm.i/ us /ˈdʌm.i/ UK

in games such as football or rugby, to pretend to kick or move a ball in a particular direction but instead do something completely different, in order to deceive the opposing team's players:

Adams' cross was dummied by Novo at the front post, allowing Smith to score from close range.

(Definición de dummy del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

dummy en inglés americano

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dummynoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʌm·i/

dummy noun [ C ] (MODEL)

a large model of a human:

They use crash-test dummies in order to improve safety equipment in cars.

dummy noun [ C ] (STUPID PERSON)

a stupid or silly person:

Taxpayers are not dummies, and they are going to know how politicians are trying to fool them.

dummyadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈdʌm·i/

dummy adjective [ not gradable ] (NOT REAL)

not real but having a similar appearance to something else:

They set up a dummy corporation to try to hide their identities.

(Definición de dummy del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

dummy en inglés de negocios

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dummynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʌmi/ us plural dummies MARKETING

a large model of a person, especially one used to show clothes in a store:

If you want costumes or makeup to look really good, you can put it on a dummy.

something made to look real, used especially to test people's reaction to it:

The display case was filled with test packages and dummies to simulate the presence of food products.

dummyadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈdʌmi/ us

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.

(Definición de dummy del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)