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munchkin

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noun munch·kin \ˈmənch-ˌkin\

Simple Definition of munchkin

  • : a child or small person

Full Definition of munchkin

  1. :  a person who is notably small and often endearing

Examples of munchkin

  1. What's wrong, munchkin? she asked the toddler.



Origin of munchkin

the Munchkins, diminutive creatures in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum


First Known Use: 1972


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