slang describe icon What dose Manikin mean

A Better way (or codename) to say Mexican. When around a lot of Mexicans and you are talkin shit or just plain talkin about them, you use the word Manikin instead of Mexican. Pronounced like the word "Mannequin" (man-i-kin). It can also be used in plural form ex. Manikins.

Damn Look at all these Manikins on the Venice Metro Bus.

Wow!!! look at all those kids! Whose are those? I Think they're the black guy's. No!! They all belong to the Manikin in the Alligator tank top with a matching Ostrich skin Belt.

This is a Chinese restaurant right? If the doorman is Chinese, the servers are Chinese, even the guy who works the bathroom is Chinese, then why are there all these Manikins cooking in the kitchen.

I've been out of town for 3 months and WOW !! What a great job the Manikins did on the garden. They really know how to cut grass.

Liz Mcgee
July 9, 2024

slang describe icon What dose Manikin come from

"Manikin," a slang term for Mexican, is a playful and often ironic way to refer to people of Mexican descent. The term's origin is unclear, but it likely emerged from the early 20th century, a time when Mexican immigration to the United States was increasing. The word "mannequin," a life-sized model used for displaying clothing, may have inspired the slang term, as it suggests a sense of uniformity or stereotype.

The use of "manikin" can be seen as a way to avoid using the word "Mexican" directly, perhaps due to a desire to be less formal or to avoid potential offense. However, it's important to note that the term can be considered offensive by some, particularly if used in a derogatory or disrespectful manner.

While "manikin" might be used in a lighthearted way among friends, it's crucial to be mindful of the potential for misunderstanding and to avoid using the term in situations where it could be perceived as offensive.

slang describe icon Examples of Manikin

Yo, check out all the Manikins at the taco stand.
I heard the Manikins are having a big fiesta this weekend.
Man, those Manikins can really dance!
I'm going to the Manikin market to get some fresh produce.

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Manic Kin

Those who suffer from Bi-Polar disorder and have been through severe manic episodes of psychosis that crave mania because they loved how it made them feel. These folk have attempted or succeeded at purposefully stopped taking their medicine in order to induce a manic episode. Me - "Dude, first I thought I was still dreaming, then I thought I was superhuman, then I thought I was Jesus Christ, then I thought that I could fly, then I thought that I was dead, then I watched TV in 3D. It was awesome. I am going to go off my bi-polar medicine and try to go manic again." You- "Yea bro, we are manic kin"

Fred the Manikin

A character in the movie I Am Legend. Fred is a manikin set up by Robert Neville (Will Smith) to act as a human stand-in as he is the last man on earth. A following has been following Fred as people have noticed a slight head-movement from the plastic manikin, along with his torso suddenly and subtley rising after he was shot by Robert. Most say the head movement was to illustrate Robert Neville's going insane as something that hasn't moved in three years was suddenly someplace else. And the rising torso is that it was shot down into a puddle, making it bob. Dude, I think there's a Fred the Manikin around, I think I just saw something move!