word du jour: EFFIGY

Main Entry: ef·fi·gy
Pronunciation: \ˈe-fə-jē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ef·fi·gies
Etymology: Middle French effigie, from Latin effigies, from effingere to form, from ex- + fingere to shape — more at dough
Date: 1539

: an image or representation especially of a person; especially : a crude figure representing a hated person

Normally I like to use the word in a sentence, but since this definition clearly states that the it is an image or representation and because a picture paints a thousand words, I would like to direct you here.


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