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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

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

Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture.
Ezra Pound

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

To be accused of 'channeling' is to be dismissed as a ventriloquist's live dummy, derogated at not having a mind of one's own.
William Safire

I am no dummy, mate, that's for sure.
Shane Warne
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Dummy Translations

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

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