Dummy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʌmi|  American pronunciation of the word dummy
Brit.  |ˈdʌmi|  British pronunciation of the word dummy

noun

- a person who does not talk
- an ignorant or foolish person (syn: boob, booby, dope, dumbbell, pinhead)
- a figure representing the human form
- a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet (syn: blank)

verb

- make a dummy of

adjective

- having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function

Examples

She loves you, you dummy.

They practiced CPR on a dummy.

The bomb was just a dummy.

They took apart a dummy bomb.

...the dummy shutters on the house are actually made of vinyl and are for decoration only...

She's no dummy.

If the chief magistrate's a man and not a dummy.

During practice runs, the warheads in the missiles will be dummies.

No, you dummy. The other hand.

Good heavens, man, do I pay you to stand about like a tailor's dummy?

PC for Dummies.

A man who has dummied 320 acres.

dummy up the books that are to be published

...we were duped into thinking the dummy was a real alien...

The third arrow struck the dummy dragon.

Word forms

noun
singular: dummy
plural: dummies
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