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Definition of DUMMY

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Dummy \Dum"my\, a. [See {Dumb}.]
     1. Silent; mute; noiseless; as a dummy engine. [1913 Webster]

     2. Fictitious or sham; feigned; as, a dummy watch. [1913 Webster]

     {Dummy car}. See under {Car}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dummy \Dum"my\, n.; pl. {Dummies}.
     1. One who is dumb. --H. Smith.
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     2. A sham package in a shop, or one which does not contain what its exterior indicates. [1913 Webster]

     3. An imitation or copy of something, to be used as a substitute; a model; a lay figure; as, a figure on which clothing is exhibited in shop windows; a blank paper copy used to show the size of the future book, etc. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Drama) One who plays a merely nominal part in any action; a sham character. [1913 Webster]

     5. A thick-witted person; a dolt. [Colloq.]
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     6. (Railroad) A locomotive with condensing engines, and, hence, without the noise of escaping steam; also, a dummy car. [1913 Webster]

     7. (Card Playing) The fourth or exposed hand when three persons play at a four-handed game of cards. [1913 Webster]

     8. A floating barge connected with a pier. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

     {To play dummy}, to play the exposed or dummy hand in cards. The partner of the dummy plays it. Dumose

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

380 Moby Thesaurus words for "dummy":
     Boeotian, Charlie McCarthy, Intertype, Linotype, Monotype, a nobody, a nothing, ace, adherent, advocate, affected, agent, alter ego, alternate, alternative, amicus curiae, analogy, ancilla, apocryphal, appliance, artificial, ass, assumed, attorney, backup, backup man, bastard, best bower, block, blockhead, bogus, bower, brummagem, burlesque, bust, cards, carving, champion, change, changeling, cheat, cipher, clay model, clinquant, clod, clubs, cold-type typesetting, colorable, colored, common man, comparison, composing, composing stick, composition, computerized typesetting, contrivance, copy, counterfeit, counterfeited, creature, deaf-mute, deck, deputy, deuce, device, diamonds, dimwit, disciple, distorted, doll, dolly, dolt, donkey, dope, double, dressed up, dud, dullard, dullhead, dumb cluck, dumbbell, dummkopf, dunce, dupe, duplication, embellished, embroidered, equal, equivalent, ersatz, exchange, executive officer, exponent, face cards, facsimile, factitious, fake, faked, fakement, false, falsified, fantoccini, feigned, fictitious, fictive, figure, figurehead, figurine, fill-in, flunky, flush, follower, fool, forgery, frame-up, fraud, front, front man, full house, furniture, galley chase, garbled, ghost, ghostwriter, gillie, gingerbread man, go-between, goon, gowk, hand, handmaid, handmaiden, hanger-on, hearts, henchman, hoax, hollow man, hot-metal typesetting, idiot, ignoramus, illegitimate, imitation, implement, imposition, impostor, insignificancy, instrument, interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, jack, jackal, jackstraw, jobbernowl, joker, junk, junky, justification, king, knave, knockoff, lackey, lackwit, lamebrain, lay figure, layout, left bower, lever, lieutenant, lightweight, likeness, line of type, little fellow, little guy, locum, locum tenens, looby, loon, make-believe, makeshift, man, man of straw, man-made, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, marionette, mechanism, mediator, mediocrity, medium, metaphor, metonymy, midwife, minion, mock, mock-up, model, monument, moron, mute, myrmidon, nebbish, next best thing, niais, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nitwit, nobody, nobody one knows, noddy, nominal head, nonentity, nothing, nullity, numskull, obscurity, organ, pacifier, pack, pair, paranymph, paraphrase, parody, paste, pawn, personnel, perverted, phony, photocomposition, photosetting, phototypesetter, phototypesetting machine, picture cards, pilot model, pinch, pinch hitter, pinchbeck, pip-squeak, playing cards, plaything, pleader, portrait bust, pretended, procurator, provisional, proxy, pseudo, punk, puppet, pushover, put, put-on, put-up job, quasi, queen, queer, quoin, relief, replacement, replica, representation, representative, reprint, reproduction, reserve, reserves, ringer, rip-off, round, royal flush, rubber, ruff, runt, sample, satellite, scarecrow, scrub, sculpture, second in command, second string, secondary, self-styled, servant, setting, sham, shoddy, shrimp, sign, simpleton, simulacrum, simulated, simulation, singleton, slave, slug, small fry, small potato, small potatoes, snowman, so-called, soi-disant, spades, spare, spares, spurious, squirt, squit, stand-in, statuary, statue, statuette, stooge, stopgap, straight, stupid, sub, substituent, substitute, substitution, succedaneum, superseder, supplanter, supposititious, surrogate, swindle, sycophant, symbol, synecdoche, synthetic, tentative, thickwit, thing of naught, third string, thug, tin, tinsel, titivated, token, tool, toy, travesty, trey, trick, trifle, trump, twisted, typesetting, typesetting machine, unauthentic, understudy, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, utility, utility man, utility player, vehicle, version, vicar, vicar general, vicarious, vice, vice-president, vice-regent, vicegerent, votary, warped, wax figure, waxwork, whiffet, whippersnapper, whited sepulcher, witling, wood carving, wood model, yes-man, zero


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