Definition of mannikin in US English:

mannikin

noun

  • 1A small waxbill of the Old World tropics, typically having brown, black, and white plumage and popular as a pet bird.

    Genus "Lonchura", family "Estrildidae": many species

    Compare with manakin
    • ‘Three baby bronze mannikins sit atop their grass nest while mother and father show concern at the entrance perch.’
  • 2

    variant spelling of manikin

Usage

See mannequin

Pronunciation

mannikin

/ˈmanəkən//ˈmænəkən/