Etymology
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manikin (n.)

1560s, "jointed model of the human figure used by artists," from Dutch manneken, literally "little man," diminutive of Middle Dutch man (from Proto-Germanic *manwaz, from PIE root *man- (1) "man"). Sense and spelling often blended with mannequin.

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Definitions of manikin

manikin (n.)
a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal;
Synonyms: mannikin / homunculus
manikin (n.)
a woman who wears clothes to display fashions;
Synonyms: mannequin / mannikin / manakin / fashion model / model
manikin (n.)
a life-size dummy used to display clothes;
Synonyms: mannequin / mannikin / manakin / form
From wordnet.princeton.edu