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noun (dummies)
  1. A silent person; a person who does not talk.
  2. An unintelligent person.
  • Don't be such a !
    1. A figure of a person or animal used by a ventriloquist.
    2. Something constructed with the size and form of a human, to be used in place of a person.
  • To understand the effects of the accident, we dropped a from the rooftop.
    1. A deliberately nonfunctional device or tool used in place of a functional one.
  • The hammer and drill in the display are dummies.
    1. (context, Australia, UK) A pacifier.
  • The baby wants its .
    1. (bridge) The partner of the winning bidder, who shows his or her hand.
    2. A bodily gesture meant to fool an opposing player in sport; feints.
    3. (linguistics) A word serving only to make a construction grammatical.
  • The pronoun "it" in "It's a mystery why this happened" is a .
    1. (complang) An unused parameter or value.
  • If <code>flag1</code> is false, the other parameters are dummies.
  • verb (dummies, dummying, dummied)
    1. To make a mock-up or prototype version of something, without some or all off its intended functionality.
      The carpenters dummied some props for the rehearsals.

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