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Noun

Singular
dummy

Plural
dummies

dummy (dummies)
  1. A silent person; a person who does not talk.
  2. An unintelligent person.
    • Don't be such a dummy!
  3. A figure of a person or animal used by a ventriloquist; a puppet.
  4. 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.
  5. A deliberately nonfunctional device or tool used in place of a functional one.
    • The hammer and drill in the display are dummies.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A pacifier.
    • The baby wants her dummy.
  7. (bridge) The partner of the winning bidder, who shows his or her hand.
  8. A bodily gesture meant to fool an opposing player in sport; feint.
  9. (linguistics) A word serving only to make a construction grammatical.
    • The pronoun "it" in "It's a mystery why this happened" is a dummy.
  10. (programming) An unused parameter or value.
    • If flag1 is false, the other parameters are dummies.

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Verb

Infinitive
to dummy

Third person singular
dummies

Simple past
dummied

Past participle
-

Present participle
dummying

to dummy (third-person singular simple present dummies, present participle dummying, simple past and past participle 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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