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midget

noun, midg·et often attributive \ˈmi-jət\

Definition of MIDGET

1
:  something (as an animal) much smaller than usual
2
sometimes offensive :  a very small person; specifically :  a person of unusually small size who is physically well-proportioned
3
:  a front-engine, single-seat, open-wheel racing car smaller and of less engine displacement than standard cars of the type
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Examples of MIDGET

  1. <a breed that is the midget of the horse world>

Origin of MIDGET

midge
First Known Use: 1816

Rhymes with MIDGET

MIDGET Defined for Kids

1midget

noun , midg·et sometimes offensive \ˈmi-jət\

Definition of MIDGET for Kids

:  a person who is much smaller than normal Hint:In the past, this word was not considered offensive. In recent years, however, some people have come to find the word hurtful, and you may offend someone by using it.

2midget

adjective

Definition of MIDGET for Kids

:  much smaller than usual or normal <a midget horse>
Medical Dictionary

midget

noun midg·et \ˈmij-ət\

Medical Definition of MIDGET

sometimes offensive :  a very small person; specifically :  a person of unusually small size who is physically well-proportioned

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