"dummy" Definition

  1. a deaf-and-dumb person; a clumsy, awkward fellow; any one unusually thick-witted.
  2. in three-handed whist the person who holds two hands plays DUMMY.
  3. a pocket-book. In this word the derivation is obvious, being connected with DUMB, _i.e._, that which makes no sound. As a thieves’ term for a pocket-book, it is peculiarly applicable, for the contents of pocket-books, bank-notes and papers, make no noise, while the money in a purse may betray its presence by chinking.

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Position in the dictionary: 1113 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: dump fencer, dumpish, dumpy, dun, dunderhead, dundreary, dung, dungaree, dunkhorned, dunnage
Previous words in the dictionary: dummies, dummacker, dumbfound, dukey, dukes, duke humphrey., duke, duffy, duffing, duffer

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