Word to Your Motha: Manikin
Manikin – n. a little man, dwarf, pygmy (not to be confused with munchkin or mannequin).
I swear to you I did not make this word up.
Manikin is a delightful and very woman-friendly word found in dictionary the world over. Or at least in my 20-year-old, yellowing dictionary from college, but I’m sure nothing’s change since the mid-nineties.
Use in a sentence: “Whose a cute little manikin? You are! You are!” said in the board room by the new secretary to the CEO.
“I like all my men to be manikins. That way when we travel we can buy one airline ticket, and he can sit on my lap like a toddler. It’s much more affordable.”
“When I first met my husband, I fell instantly in love with him even though he was a manikin. I couldn’t wait to marry him and have a house full of munchkins. Oh, I didn’t mean my manikin was a munchkin… I mean he is, but that’s not what I meant.”
How adorable is this word? I wish I knew about it sooner. I could have used it to clear up so many dating situations when I was younger. Just kidding. I would date any one of those cute, little dwarfs up there.
Wish you would have known about this word sooner, too? I’d love to hear how you would have used it in comments.
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