dummy

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Singular
dummy

Plural
dummies

Dummies
  1. A dummy is a model of a person. A dummy is often used to show clothes or test safety.
    The dress looked better on the dummy.
    The company uses dummies to test the new cars in crashes.
  2. (informal) A dummy is a person who is stupid; if someone is a dummy they are not intelligent.
    You got good grades, I know you are not a dummy.
    I got angry because they treated me like a dummy.
    Those guys are a bunch of dummies.
    I need easy instruction, something for dummies.
  3. A dummy is something that is not there but people act like its there for some purpose.
    That file is just a dummy to help the program start.

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Positive
dummy

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. A dummy thing is something that is not there or is not the thing it is called.
    They used a dummy account to make the records look right.
    The card game has one dummy player for each real player.

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