Monday, May 3, 2010


Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello ~ Siri and the puppet, 2008

Pronunciation: \ˈdə-mē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural dummies
Etymology: dumb + -y
Date: 1598
1 a : a person who is incapable of speaking b : a person who is habitually silent c : a stupid person
2 a : the exposed hand in bridge played by the declarer in addition to his or her own hand b : a bridge player whose hand is a dummy
3 : an imitation, copy, or likeness of something used as a substitute: as a : mannequin  b : a stuffed figure or cylindrical bag used by football players for tackling and blocking practice c : a large puppet usually having movable features (as mouth and arms) manipulated by a ventriloquist d chiefly British : pacifier
4 : one seeming to act independently but in reality controlled by another
5 a : a mock-up of a proposed publication (as a book or magazine) b : a set of pages (as for a newspaper or magazine) with the position of text and artwork indicated for the printer

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