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hop–o'–my–thumb

noun \ˌhä-pə-mə-ˈthəm\

Definition of HOP-O'-MY-THUMB

:  a very small person

Origin 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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