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dummy in Babies topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdummydum‧my1 /ˈdʌmi/ noun (plural dummies) [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 for clothesDCC a model that is the shape and size of a person, especially used in order to show clothes in a shop or when you are making clothes 🔊 a shop-window dummy 🔊 a tailor’s dummy2 copyPRETEND an object that is made to look like a tool, weapon, vehicle etc but which you cannot use 🔊 During practice runs, the warheads in the missiles will be dummies.3 doll a small model of a person, with a mouth that can be moved so that it looks as though it is talking, used for entertainment 🔊 a ventriloquist’s dummy4 sports British English a move in a sport such as football in which a player pretends to pass the ball but does not, in order to deceive the other team’s players5 dummy.jpg for babiesDHB British English a specially shaped rubber object that you put in a baby’s mouth for it to suck syn pacifier American English6 stupid personSTUPID/NOT INTELLIGENT especially American English informal someone who is stupid 🔊 No, you dummy. The other hand.7 card gameDGC cards that are placed on the table by one player for all the other players to see in a game of bridge spit the dummy at spit1
Examples from the Corpus
dummyHe just walked around like a dummy with the rest of us with an awkward scope on his rifle.A dummy has all the restrictive properties of a real job but no time content.I bundle the blind dummy out.Babies she had seen before had fat fleshy faces that spread from a central dummy.She's no dummy.a dressmaker's dummyThat's what I just said, dummy.It was a perfectly ordinary leg from a shop dummy.The dummy took three weeks' work by a team of volunteers, mostly part-time and helping when they could.Briers threw two dummies and sprinted outside Henry Paul for his second try.