n pl , -gies
1 a portrait of a person, esp. as a monument or architectural decoration
2 a crude representation of someone, used as a focus for contempt or ridicule and often hung up or burnt in public (often in the phrases burn or hang in effigy)
(C18: from Latin effigies, from effingere to form, portray, from fingere to shape)
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dummy, figure, guy, icon, idol, image, likeness, picture, portrait, representation, statue
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