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Noun: dummy  dú-mee
  1. A person who does not talk
    - silent person
  2. [informal] An ignorant or foolish person
    - dumbbell [informal], dope [informal], boob [informal], booby, pinhead [informal], div [Brit, informal], poon [Austral, informal], divvy [Brit, informal]
  3. A figure representing the human form
  4. A cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
    - blank, blank shell
  5. [Brit] Device used for an infant to suck or bite on
    - comforter, pacifier [N. Amer], baby's dummy, teething ring, soother [Brit, Cdn]
  6. Any distracting or deceptive manoeuvre (as a mock attack)
    - feint
Adjective: dummy  dú-mee
  1. Having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function
    "a dummy corporation"
Verb: dummy  dú-mee
  1. Make a mock-up or prototype version of something
    "dummy up the books that are to be published";
    - dummy up

Derived forms: dummying, dummies, dummied

See also: artificial, unreal

Type of: cartridge, create, deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute, device, figure, make, maneuver [US], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], mute, produce, simple [archaic], simpleton, tactical maneuver [US], tactical manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Dummy, the Witch of Sible Hedingham