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Meaning of DUMMY

Pronunciation:  'dumee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
  2. [n]  a figure representing the human form
  3. [n]  an ignorant or foolish person
  4. [n]  a person who does not talk
  5. [adj]  having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function; "a dummy corporation"
  6. [v]  make a dummy of; as of books or pages to be published

DUMMY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: artificial, blank, blank shell, boob, booby, dope, dumbbell, dummy up, pinhead, silent person, unreal
 See Also: cartridge, create, deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute, figure, form, lay figure, make, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, mute, produce, simple, simpleton, ventriloquist's dummy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dum"my\, a. [See {Dumb}.]
    1. Silent; mute; noiseless; as a dummy engine.
    2. Fictitious or sham; feigned; as, a dummy watch.
    {Dummy car}. See under {Car}.
  2. \Dum"my\, n.; pl. {Dummies}.
    1. One who is dumb. --H. Smith.
    2. A sham package in a shop, or one which does not contain
       what its exterior indicates.
    3. An imitation or copy of something, to be used as a
       substitute; a model; a lay figure; as, a figure on which
       clothing is exhibited in shop windows; a blank paper copy
       used to show the size of the future book, etc.
    4. (Drama) One who plays a merely nominal part in any action;
       a sham character.
    5. A thick-witted person; a dolt. [Colloq.]
    6. (Railroad) A locomotive with condensing engines, and,
       hence, without the noise of escaping steam; also, a dummy
    7. (Card Playing) The fourth or exposed hand when three
       persons play at a four-handed game of cards.
    8. A floating barge connected with a pier. --Knight.
    {To play dummy}, to play the exposed or dummy hand in cards.
       The partner of the dummy plays it.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a dummy in your dream indicates that a critical component is lacking in your relationship. You are feeling unchallenged and unfulfilled. The relationship is making you feel empty. The dream may also point to how you or someone has acted foolishly and stupidly in a situation.
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