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maniquí

USAGE NOTE
The plural of “maniquí” is “maniquíes.”
maniquí(
mah
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nee
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kee
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (display figure)
a. mannequin
A menudo los maniquís no tienen cara para centrar la atención en la ropa.Mannequins often don't have facial features so that the clothes are the focus of attention.
b. dummy
Los maniquíes de la tienda premamá tienen el vientre con la forma del de una embarazada.The dummies in the maternity store have a belly shaped like a pregnant woman.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (profession)
a. model
La maniquí luce un conjunto de Dior que le queda genial.The model is wearing a Dior outfit which looks great on her.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(weak person)
a. puppet
El nuevo gobernador del estado no es más que un maniquí del gobierno.The new state governor is just a puppet of the administration.
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maniquí
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. dummy
2. (modelo)
a. model
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maniquí
poser (familiar)
1 (muñeco) [de sastre, escaparate] dummy; mannequin; (Esgrima) dummy figure;
2 (títere) puppet
(modelo) model
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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