Translation of dummy in Spanish:


maniquí, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdʌmi//ˈdəmi/


  • 1

    • 1.1(in window display, for dressmaker)

      maniquí masculine
      • And when you say towing mannequins, is that mannequin in the sense of, say a store dummy, basically a pretend human being?
      • In the movie, he's a dark-haired American modelled on, of all things, a shop dummy.
      • Since I was too shy to take pictures of the salesgirls, I took pictures of the dummies instead.
      • She, meanwhile, had her stand with her arms out like a dressmaker's dummy, cutting her shirt down the middle of her back.
      • 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?
      • 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.
      • The collision wrecked the window display - including a dummy dressed as Elvis - and caused thousands of pounds of damage.
      • Along with the period costumes, and superhero outfits that he stocks there, the dresses are on display on dummies.
      • 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's red lacy sleeves flowed eloquently down the dress maker's dummy's sides.
      • In the corner to the right of the window, through which the moon pales, is a tailor's dummy in hessian.
      • On the roof of one of them a realistic ‘corpse’ - a tailor's dummy - was hidden.
      • On the other side, was a set of three mannequin dummies, all dressed up in spooky attire.
      • Would he lend The Three Graces out as tailor's dummies?
      • Also present were dressmaker dummies draped in costumes worn during the performances.
      • On four large glass sheets, she has painted in black the silhouettes of a tailor's dummy, a piano, a desk and a garden.
      • More macabre was the tailor's dummy strung up from a noose dangling off scaffolding on a building being demolished on Micklegate.
      • 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.
      • For many years, in all weathers, a Swanndri-wearing tailor's dummy stood proudly outside his shop to show durability.
      • 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.

    • 1.2(in tests, stunts)

      muñeco masculine
      ventriloquist's dummy muñeco de ventrílocuo
      • ‘We use their counter-top display that has one of their lights on a dummy gun,’ he said.
      • 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.
      • Even when you ask them where a certain book is located, the computer they're using is just a dummy computer.
      • Far too often the cats are clearly not real cats, but cat dummies and computer-generated cats.
      • A dummy camera was set up earlier this year to prevent cars using the bus gate.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Parkinson's Disease sufferers experience the same benefit from an inactive dummy drug as they do from a real medicine, new research has shown.
      • 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.
      • An American fighter dropped a dummy bomb on East Yorkshire by mistake, the US Air Force has confirmed.
      • 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.
      • Of course, NATO knows that we have these dummies, but cannot tell a dummy from a real rocket.
      • 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.
      • By fitting the dummy front to the machine the details of cards used could be recorded, while the camera captured the PIN number.
      • A dummy bolt is in place in the receiver so headspace is set at the same time.
      • For the next few minutes it took the place of a wooden dummy, receiving more than it's share of abuse.
      • 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.

    • 1.3(in US football)

      domi masculine
      • In Rugby, you can pull a dummy, kick the ball up and under, or a grubber kick, or a long sideline punt.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Connoisseurs of back flip passes, outrageous dummies and champagne rugby in general would have loved this hugely entertaining romp.
      • 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.

  • 2

    • 2.1(fake)

      imitación feminine

    • 2.2Printing

      maqueta feminine
      • 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.
      • The publication, which is also known to have been preparing tabloid dummies, is evidently not going to reveal its hand.
      • The book dummies, storyboards, jacket covers, and double page spreads were proudly displayed, still smelling strongly of glue and fixatives.
      • 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.
      • Although the dummy pages circulated before the launch looked bold and colourful, the first real front page had the distinct whiff of suburban newspaper.
      • We stood our ground, revised the dummy a couple of times and appointed a printer.
      • He knew how to turn my dummy into a book.
      • He introduced her to the group publisher, who fronted her enough money to produce a dummy for a new magazine.
      • The dummy had turned out to be just that, a dummy, with the group consensus being that the magazine had been lobotomised.
      • I've been excited enough to spend several hours working up some page templates and a dummy contents page.

    • 2.3(in rugby, soccer)

      amago de pase masculine
      finta feminine

  • 3

    testaferro masculine
    hombre de paja masculine
  • 4British

    (for baby)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • It outlines the fact that dummies can create problems for children's teeth as well as causing speech problems.
    • Now try to imagine him waving a dayglo wand and sucking a dummy.
    • Officers also found that he had a stock of nappies, baby bottles, dummies and parenting magazines stored at his home.
    • A child who is able to argue with such infallible logic is perhaps a tad old to be toting a dummy in public.
    • Family members visited and brought toys but she was confined to an isolation unit with her dummy to suck for comfort.
    • If you can, avoid using a dummy and discourage thumb sucking.
    • 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.
    • By kissing their babies or licking their babies' dummies, parents could inadvertently be increasing their risk of cot death.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The family is still accepting donations of baby products such as talcum powder, soap, and dummies.
    • He may also choose to suck his thumb, or perhaps a dummy.
    • The hideous little wretch in the pram - probably gurgling and sucking a particularly unpleasant dummy - was me.
    • Infants randomised to the dummy groups received a dummy on entry into the trial.
    • Puppies and kittens are particularly likely to swallow unusual objects, including babies' dummies, balls and even razor blades.
    • 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.
    • His artistic creation involves three plastic child dummies hanging from nooses in an old oak tree in Milan's busy May 24 square.
    • 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.
  • 5informal

    bobo masculine informal
    boba feminine informal
    • He was no dummy and you had to be slick when playing this kind of game around him.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Rick's no dummy, so of course he goes along with it.
    • Now, mama didn't raise no dummy, so when Steve asked what prize I wanted, I of course choose the five piece.
    • 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.
    • I don't know the guy, but he's not a dummy, believe me.
    • I was no dummy, but somehow these brilliant, male minds, forced my IQ to drop 50 points.
    • Nobody likes a know-it-all, but nobody likes a dummy either.
    • So like a dummy, I go through there and pull out this date book.
    • He is no dummy and he pulled out well before the paint was dry on the new Olympic Stadium.
    • There are, according to a reader with too much time on his hands, hundreds of books for dummies.
    • He's no dummy, taking a calculated gamble on his career.
    • The unfortunate fact is that any dummy can assemble a list of keywords and upload their smartpages in just a few minutes.
    • 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.
    • It's fairly obvious of her interest in him and he's no dummy, so maybe he's ignoring her to protect himself?
    • A capable ruler, he is no dummy, though he sometimes waits too long before taking action.
    • 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.
    • I don't let him pretend (as some cartoonists do) that he's just a dummy.
    • When it comes to movie marketing, he is no dummy.
  • 6

    (in bridge, whist)
    mano del muerto feminine
    (player) muerto masculine
    • 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.
    • In Cowboy and Cowgirl the dummy can discard and draw in the same way as the players.
    • 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.
    • The hand opposite each player is their dummy, but they cannot look at it until after the bidding.
    • Immediately after this opening lead, the dummy's cards are exposed.
    • He plays from the dummy just as if it were a fourth player sitting opposite the Declarer.
    • Playing with three players, the game uses a dummy hand for the fourth player.
    • 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.
    • Use this scoring method for you and the dummy players west, north, and east players.
    • Either way, the second dummy is then exposed and the play continues as in Double Dummy Bridge.
    • 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.


  • 1

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

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