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Dumpy vs. Dummy

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Dumpyadjective

short and thick; stout or stocky

Dummynoun

A silent person; a person who does not talk.

Dumpynoun

A short, stout person or animal, especially one of a breed of very short-legged chickens.

Dummynoun

An unintelligent person.

‘Don't be such a dummy!’;

Dumpynoun

(South Africa) A small bottle of beer.

Dummynoun

A figure of a person or animal used by a ventriloquist; a puppet.

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Dumpyadjective

Short and thick; of low stature and disproportionately stout.

Dummynoun

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 dummy from the rooftop.’;

Dumpyadjective

Sullen or discontented. See 2nd dump{1}.

Dummynoun

A deliberately nonfunctional device or tool used in place of a functional one.

‘The hammer and drill in the display are dummies.’;

Dumpyadjective

short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature;

‘some people seem born to be square and chunky’; ‘a dumpy little dumpling of a woman’; ‘dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears’; ‘a little church with a squat tower’; ‘a squatty red smokestack’; ‘a stumpy ungainly figure’;

Dummynoun

A "dummy teat"; a plastic or rubber teat used to soothe or comfort a baby; a pacifier.

‘The baby wants her dummy.’;

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Dumpyadjective

short and fat

Dummynoun

A player whose hand is shown and is to be played from by another player.

Dummynoun

(UK) A bodily gesture meant to fool an opposing player in sport; a feint.

Dummynoun

(linguistics) A word serving only to make a construction grammatical.

‘The pronoun "it" in "It's a mystery why this happened" is a dummy.’;

Dummynoun

(programming) An unused parameter or value.

‘If flag1 is false, the other parameters are dummies.’;

Dummynoun

(chiefly in rugby and soccer) a feigned pass or kick or play in order to deceive an opponent.

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Dummyverb

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.’;

Dummyverb

To feint

Dummyadjective

Silent; mute; noiseless; as a dummy engine.

Dummyadjective

Fictitious or sham; feigned; as, a dummy watch.

Dummynoun

One who is dumb.

Dummynoun

A sham package in a shop, or one which does not contain what its exterior indicates.

Dummynoun

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.

Dummynoun

One who plays a merely nominal part in any action; a sham character.

Dummynoun

A thick-witted person; a dolt.

Dummynoun

A locomotive with condensing engines, and, hence, without the noise of escaping steam; also, a dummy car.

Dummynoun

The fourth or exposed hand when three persons play at a four-handed game of cards.

Dummynoun

A floating barge connected with a pier.

Dummynoun

a person who does not talk

Dummynoun

an ignorant or foolish person

Dummynoun

a figure representing the human form

Dummynoun

a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet

Dummyverb

make a dummy of;

‘dummy up the books that are to be published’;

Dummyadjective

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

‘a dummy corporation’;

Dummynoun

a model or replica of a human being

‘a waxwork dummy’;

Dummynoun

a figure used for displaying or fitting clothes

‘a tailor's dummy’;

Dummynoun

a ventriloquist's doll.

Dummynoun

an object designed to resemble and serve as a substitute for the real or usual one

‘a dummy torpedo’; ‘tests using stuffed owls and wooden dummies’;

Dummynoun

a rubber or plastic teat for a baby to suck on.

Dummynoun

a prototype or mock-up, especially of a book or the layout of a page.

Dummynoun

a blank round of ammunition.

Dummynoun

denoting a word that has no semantic content but is used to maintain grammatical structure

‘a dummy subject as in ‘it is’ or ‘there are’’;

Dummynoun

(chiefly in rugby and soccer) a feigned pass or kick intended to deceive an opponent.

Dummynoun

a stupid person.

Dummynoun

the declarer's partner, whose cards are exposed on the table after the opening lead and played by the declarer.

Dummynoun

the exposed hand of the declarer's partner.

Dummynoun

an imaginary fourth player in whist

‘dummy whist’;

Dummyverb

(chiefly in rugby and soccer) feign a pass or kick in order to deceive an opponent

‘Blanco dummied past a static defence’;

Dummyverb

create a mock-up of (a book, document, etc.)

‘officials dummied up a set of photos’;

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