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English definition of “mannequin”


noun [C]     /ˈmæn.ə.kɪn/
a large model of a human being, used to show clothes in the window of a shopParts of shops, shop fittings and retail activities old-fashioned for model nounFashionModern and fashionableModern and fashionable
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