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Meaning of MANAKIN

Pronunciation:  'manukin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior
  2. [n]  a life-size dummy used to display clothes
  3. [n]  a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"

MANAKIN is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: fashion model, form, manikin, manikin, mannequin, mannequin, mannikin, mannikin, model
 See Also: assistant, dummy, genus Pipra, help, helper, Pipra, supermodel, supporter, tyrannid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Man"a*kin\, n. [Cf. F. & G. manakin; prob. the native
    name.] (Zo["o]l.)
    Any one of numerous small birds belonging to {Pipra},
    {Manacus}, and other genera of the family {Piprid[ae]}. They
    are mostly natives of Central and South America. some are
    bright-colored, and others have the wings and tail curiously
    ornamented. The name is sometimes applied to related birds of
    other families.
  2. \Man"a*kin\, n.
    A dwarf. See {Manikin}. --Shak.