effigyeffigy | meaning of effigy in Collins Dictionarieseffigy meaning, definition, what is effigy: a portrait of a person, esp as a monument or architectural decoration: Learn more.a portrait of a person, esp as a monument or architectural decorationWhat does effigy mean and how do you use effigy in a sentence?[URL]/effigy
C18: from Latin effigiēs, from effingere to form, portray, from fingere to shape
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1. countable nounAn effigy is a quickly and roughly made figure, often ugly or amusing, that represents someone you hate or feel contempt for.2. countable nounAn effigy is a statue or carving of a famous person. [formal]
Example sentences containing 'effigy'
But the effigy crossed the kitchen, gave her a smacking kiss and sat down at the table.Colleen McCullough THE THORN BIRDS