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English adjective: dummy

1. dummy having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function

SamplesA dummy corporation.

Similarartificial, unreal


English noun: dummy

1. dummy (person) a person who does not talk

Synonymssilent person

Broader (hypernym)deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute, mute

2. dummy (person) an ignorant or foolish person

Synonymsboob, booby, dope, dumbbell, pinhead

Broader (hypernym)simple, simpleton

3. dummy (artifact) a figure representing the human form

Broader (hypernym)figure

Narrower (hyponym)form, lay figure, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, ventriloquist's dummy

4. dummy (artifact) a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet

Synonymsblank, blank shell

Broader (hypernym)cartridge

English verb: dummy

1. dummy (creation) make a dummy of

SamplesDummy up the books that are to be published.

Synonymsdummy up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

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