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Definition of Dummy

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

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

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

I cannot live a life where I'm deprived. I'd much rather be five, 10 pounds heavier. With my luck, I'll get myself to that perfect goal weight, and I'll get hit by a bus. Then I'll be like... looking at myself from some afterlife going, 'You idiot. You could have had that agnolotti, dummy.'
Drew Barrymore

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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