Translation of dummy in Spanish:


maniquí, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdəmi//ˈdʌmi/


  • 1

    • 1.1(in window display, for dressmaker)

      maniquí masculine
      • On four large glass sheets, she has painted in black the silhouettes of a tailor's dummy, a piano, a desk and a garden.
      • In the corner to the right of the window, through which the moon pales, is a tailor's dummy in hessian.
      • And when you say towing mannequins, is that mannequin in the sense of, say a store dummy, basically a pretend human being?
      • Along with the period costumes, and superhero outfits that he stocks there, the dresses are on display on dummies.
      • More macabre was the tailor's dummy strung up from a noose dangling off scaffolding on a building being demolished on Micklegate.
      • The dressmaker's dummy and a blue wing chair that is used repeatedly are symbolic of the upper-middle-class venues of Mammy's travail.
      • As she is undressed and her wedding veil placed on the tailor's dummy, the camera pans up from her naked back to her body in the photograph.
      • It is the shop window of the Scottish parliament and it will not do for it to be filled with people who make tailors dummies seem animated.
      • In the movie, he's a dark-haired American modelled on, of all things, a shop dummy.
      • For many years, in all weathers, a Swanndri-wearing tailor's dummy stood proudly outside his shop to show durability.
      • She, meanwhile, had her stand with her arms out like a dressmaker's dummy, cutting her shirt down the middle of her back.
      • On the other side, was a set of three mannequin dummies, all dressed up in spooky attire.
      • On the roof of one of them a realistic ‘corpse’ - a tailor's dummy - was hidden.
      • Would he lend The Three Graces out as tailor's dummies?
      • Join the club - how many middle-aged people are there out there, I wonder, who still find it a bit scary looking at the tailor's dummies in a clothes shop window?
      • Since I was too shy to take pictures of the salesgirls, I took pictures of the dummies instead.
      • Also present were dressmaker dummies draped in costumes worn during the performances.
      • The collision wrecked the window display - including a dummy dressed as Elvis - and caused thousands of pounds of damage.
      • It's red lacy sleeves flowed eloquently down the dress maker's dummy's sides.
      • The train driver said he had just left New Pudsey station in the dawn light when he saw what he thought was a tailor's dummy between the railway line and the embankment ahead of him.

    • 1.2(in tests, stunts)

      muñeco masculine
      ventriloquist's dummy muñeco de ventrílocuo
      • Far too often the cats are clearly not real cats, but cat dummies and computer-generated cats.
      • This weekend a test will take place in which a dummy missile will be fired from a Californian base and be intercepted by a defence missile launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific.
      • You may think you know the location of the lockbox, and maybe you do or maybe that's a decoy or a dummy lock box.
      • Even when you ask them where a certain book is located, the computer they're using is just a dummy computer.
      • A dummy bolt is in place in the receiver so headspace is set at the same time.
      • If the jet had been flying over a more populated area, then even a dummy bomb could have caused a significant level of destruction and even death.
      • The Lake Erie's radar system tracked the dummy warhead and guided the interceptor to collide with it more than 100 miles above the ocean.
      • The American servicemen who dropped a dummy bomb on East Yorkshire have returned to flying after an investigation into the blunder, it was revealed yesterday.
      • A dummy camera was set up earlier this year to prevent cars using the bus gate.
      • An American fighter dropped a dummy bomb on East Yorkshire by mistake, the US Air Force has confirmed.
      • Of course, NATO knows that we have these dummies, but cannot tell a dummy from a real rocket.
      • One plausible scenario, he said, was that he had indeed threatened the cops with a dummy gun.
      • The Army team identified the device as a dummy bomb, used for target practice when the site was an airfield during the Second World War.
      • ‘We use their counter-top display that has one of their lights on a dummy gun,’ he said.
      • The pedal car, which has recently been exhibited at classic car shows, is in fully restored condition, complete with its dummy engine and working headlights.
      • Use dummy plugs to cover unused outlets - if these are not readily available, simply buy a new plug and insert into the outlet.
      • Lectures on tactics and arms were held, and there was even drilling with dummy wooden guns.
      • For the next few minutes it took the place of a wooden dummy, receiving more than it's share of abuse.
      • By fitting the dummy front to the machine the details of cards used could be recorded, while the camera captured the PIN number.
      • Parkinson's Disease sufferers experience the same benefit from an inactive dummy drug as they do from a real medicine, new research has shown.

    • 1.3(in US football)

      domi masculine
      • The stand-off broke the line, threw a couple of outrageous dummies, including what looked like a fake pass to the touch judge (the only man outside him), before bundling over in the corner.
      • He'd mesmerised the home defence with a beautiful dummy before picking up a short pass and slotting the ball past the helpless Roy Carroll.
      • Connoisseurs of back flip passes, outrageous dummies and champagne rugby in general would have loved this hugely entertaining romp.
      • The ball was passed wide and a dummy by Chapman created the gap for him to scoot over for his opening try of the season.
      • In Rugby, you can pull a dummy, kick the ball up and under, or a grubber kick, or a long sideline punt.

  • 2

    • 2.1(fake)

      imitación feminine

    • 2.2Printing

      maqueta feminine
      • He knew how to turn my dummy into a book.
      • The publication, which is also known to have been preparing tabloid dummies, is evidently not going to reveal its hand.
      • I've been excited enough to spend several hours working up some page templates and a dummy contents page.
      • The dummy had turned out to be just that, a dummy, with the group consensus being that the magazine had been lobotomised.
      • You read through the reference and tutorial material to work out how things may best be done, set up a dummy page to try them out, and then you find the snag.
      • We stood our ground, revised the dummy a couple of times and appointed a printer.
      • He introduced her to the group publisher, who fronted her enough money to produce a dummy for a new magazine.
      • Although the dummy pages circulated before the launch looked bold and colourful, the first real front page had the distinct whiff of suburban newspaper.
      • Included here are selections from his finished prints, work prints, contact sheets, notes, notebooks, handmade photographic books, book dummies, and correspondence.
      • So over the next year, she pored over magazines, drafted an editorial plan and put together a dummy issue from published magazine pages and pictures that she liked.
      • The book dummies, storyboards, jacket covers, and double page spreads were proudly displayed, still smelling strongly of glue and fixatives.

    • 2.3(in rugby, soccer)

      amago de pase masculine
      finta feminine

  • 3

    testaferro masculine
    hombre de paja masculine
  • 4British

    (for baby)
    • It outlines the fact that dummies can create problems for children's teeth as well as causing speech problems.
    • Philip's mother, Carol, said that instead of a dummy he was given a sheepdog whistle as a baby, and he's never looked back.
    • His artistic creation involves three plastic child dummies hanging from nooses in an old oak tree in Milan's busy May 24 square.
    • Trading standards officers have seized a shipment of 4,000 baby dummies at Stansted Airport which were intended for the hard-core clubbing market but could prove dangerous to children and adults.
    • However, it appeared that posterior cross bite was significantly more common in children who were bottle-fed, as well as those who sucked dummies or their thumbs.
    • He was just over a minute behind the stage winner, who slipped a baby's dummy into his mouth as a tribute to his wife and daughter, but that mattered little.
    • By kissing their babies or licking their babies' dummies, parents could inadvertently be increasing their risk of cot death.
    • Now try to imagine him waving a dayglo wand and sucking a dummy.
    • He may also choose to suck his thumb, or perhaps a dummy.
    • Infants randomised to the dummy groups received a dummy on entry into the trial.
    • The hideous little wretch in the pram - probably gurgling and sucking a particularly unpleasant dummy - was me.
    • The family is still accepting donations of baby products such as talcum powder, soap, and dummies.
    • Family members visited and brought toys but she was confined to an isolation unit with her dummy to suck for comfort.
    • She held their baby girl in her right arm while her left hand, with the baby's dummy looped over her index finger, rested on the stock of an AK - 47.
    • Officers also found that he had a stock of nappies, baby bottles, dummies and parenting magazines stored at his home.
    • Puppies and kittens are particularly likely to swallow unusual objects, including babies' dummies, balls and even razor blades.
    • Children shouted, babies spat their dummies and cried, and builders leaned out of white vans to express their admiration and to wish me well for the long journey ahead.
    • If you can, avoid using a dummy and discourage thumb sucking.
    • Suffice to say that, when I pull out the sofa to sweep under it, I find a dummy (my children haven't used dummies for three years) and an old Singing Kettle ticket.
    • A child who is able to argue with such infallible logic is perhaps a tad old to be toting a dummy in public.
    • The slightly horrified look on my face changed to one of relief when she added that recent research showed that there was less likelihood of cot death if the baby had a dummy.
  • 5informal

    bobo masculine informal
    boba feminine informal
    • It's fairly obvious of her interest in him and he's no dummy, so maybe he's ignoring her to protect himself?
    • So like a dummy, I go through there and pull out this date book.
    • I don't know the guy, but he's not a dummy, believe me.
    • There are, according to a reader with too much time on his hands, hundreds of books for dummies.
    • I don't care what anyone says, you cannot be a dummy if you have won the European Championship, even although he did it with top German players, but in Scotland there are no grey areas.
    • I don't let him pretend (as some cartoonists do) that he's just a dummy.
    • I was no dummy, but somehow these brilliant, male minds, forced my IQ to drop 50 points.
    • When it comes to movie marketing, he is no dummy.
    • To help dummies with printing, colour LCDs on the front of the new printers have animations that guide them around any problems that crop up.
    • Nobody likes a know-it-all, but nobody likes a dummy either.
    • He's no dummy, taking a calculated gamble on his career.
    • The other is that Americans understand the notion of financial smarts, but that doesn't seem to stop most of us from acting like financial dummies.
    • A capable ruler, he is no dummy, though he sometimes waits too long before taking action.
    • But the devil with the horns was looked upon as a kind of fool's gold, taught to dummies too stupid to grasp the honest ideology of actual wrongdoing.
    • He was no dummy and you had to be slick when playing this kind of game around him.
    • Now, mama didn't raise no dummy, so when Steve asked what prize I wanted, I of course choose the five piece.
    • Once it became easy to download, so that any dummy could do it and you're only paying a buck a song, it sort of took it away from the old peer to peer basis thing.
    • He is no dummy and he pulled out well before the paint was dry on the new Olympic Stadium.
    • Rick's no dummy, so of course he goes along with it.
    • The unfortunate fact is that any dummy can assemble a list of keywords and upload their smartpages in just a few minutes.
  • 6

    (in bridge, whist)
    mano del muerto feminine
    (player) muerto masculine
    • In Cowboy and Cowgirl the dummy can discard and draw in the same way as the players.
    • This allows the dummy player to leave the table during the play of the hand.
    • The player on the left of the dummy hand plays the dummy's cards.
    • The Defender on the Declarer's left leads the card to the first trick, after which the cards in the dummy are exposed and sorted by suit.
    • He plays from the dummy just as if it were a fourth player sitting opposite the Declarer.
    • Immediately after this opening lead, the dummy's cards are exposed.
    • Both dummies are then exposed on the table, opposite their owners, and play continues as in Bridge, each of the players playing cards from their own dummy at its turn.
    • Use this scoring method for you and the dummy players west, north, and east players.
    • Playing with three players, the game uses a dummy hand for the fourth player.
    • The hand opposite each player is their dummy, but they cannot look at it until after the bidding.
    • If the dummy hand wins a portion of the pot, the player that it beats must match the pot just as if they were beaten by a player at the table.
    • Either way, the second dummy is then exposed and the play continues as in Double Dummy Bridge.


  • 1

    (telephone/gun) de juguete
    a dummy package un paquete vacío
  • 2

    (shareholder) que actúa como testaferro
    a dummy firm una empresa fantasma