Tom Thumb

noun \ ˈtäm-ˈthəm \

Definition of Tom Thumb

1 : a legendary English dwarf
2 : a dwarf type, race, or individual

Examples of tom thumb in a Sentence

  1. a tiny Tom Thumb of a hamster

First Known Use of tom thumb

1579

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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