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midget

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

Definition of midget

  1. 1 :  something (as an animal) much smaller than usual

  2. 2 sometimes offensive :  a very small person; specifically :  a person of unusually small size who is physically well-proportioned

  3. 3 :  a front-engine, single-seat, open-wheel racing car smaller and of less engine displacement than standard cars of the type



Examples of midget in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of midget

midge


First Known Use: 1816


MIDGET Defined for Kids

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midget

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

Definition of midget for Students

  1. :  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.




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midget

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adjective midg·et

Definition of midget for Students

  1. :  much smaller than usual or normal <a midget horse>




Medical Dictionary

midget

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noun midg·et \ˈmij-ət\

Medical Definition of midget

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





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