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1lightweight

noun light·weight \ˈlīt-ˌwāt\

: a fighter who is in a class of boxers weighing from 125 to 132 pounds (57 to 60 kilograms)

: someone or something that does not weigh as much as others

: someone or something that has little importance or power

Full Definition of LIGHTWEIGHT

1
:  one of less than average weight; specifically :  a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 135 pounds for professionals and 132 pounds for amateurs — compare featherweight, welterweight
2
:  one of little consequence or ability <a political lightweight>
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Examples of LIGHTWEIGHT

  1. The members of his staff were considered lightweights.
  2. <among astronomers she's considered a lightweight>

First Known Use of LIGHTWEIGHT

1773

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2lightweight

adjective

Definition of LIGHTWEIGHT

1
:  lacking in earnestness, ability, or profundity :  inconsequential <a lightweight painter> <a lightweight TV series>
2
:  having less than average weight <lightweight fabrics>
3
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a lightweight <the lightweight championship>

Examples of LIGHTWEIGHT

  1. <it's going to be hot, so wear mostly lightweight clothing>

First Known Use of LIGHTWEIGHT

1809
LIGHTWEIGHT Defined for Kids

lightweight

adjective light·weight \ˈlīt-ˌwāt\

Definition of LIGHTWEIGHT for Kids

:  having less than the usual or expected weight

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