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Definition of Dummy


  1. Silent; mute; noiseless; as a dummy engine.
  2. Fictitious or sham; feigned; as, a dummy watch.
  3. One who is dumb.
  4. A sham package in a shop, or one which does not contain what its exterior indicates.
  5. 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.
  6. One who plays a merely nominal part in any action; a sham character.
  7. A thick-witted person; a dolt.
  8. A locomotive with condensing engines, and, hence, without the noise of escaping steam; also, a dummy car.
  9. The fourth or exposed hand when three persons play at a four-handed game of cards.
  10. A floating barge connected with a pier.

Dummy Quotations

We're not leaving here without Buster, man. Leave no crash-test dummy behind!
Adam Savage

I think there's a lot of, unfortunately, unfunny ventriloquists out there, so they've got a bad rap. It came after Edgar Bergen because everybody had a little cheeky boy dummy like Charlie McCarthy, and everybody decided to become a ventriloquist because Bergen had popularized it. He brought it back from the doldrums of vaudeville.
Jeff Dunham

When I was eight years old, I got a dummy for Christmas and started teaching myself. I got books and records and sat in front of the bathroom mirror, practising. I did my first show in the third grade and just kept going; there was no reason to quit.
Jeff Dunham

Dummy Dum Dum was my nickname for years at school. I was the strange one of the family, the one who couldn't remember his name.
John Lydon

Smartphones. Who cares? Smartphones. I only have dummy phones.
Don Rickles
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Dummy Translations

dummy in German is unecht, Attrappe {f}, Schein-
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