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hop–o'–my–thumb

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noun \ˌhä-pə-mə-ˈthəm\

Definition of hop–o'–my–thumb

  1. :  a very small person



Origin and Etymology of hop–o'–my–thumb

earlier hop on my thumb, imperative issued to one supposedly small enough to be held in the hand


First Known Use: 1530


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