hop-o'-my-thumb

noun
\ˌhä-pə-mə-ˈthəm \

Definition of hop-o'-my-thumb 

: a very small person

First Known Use of hop-o'-my-thumb

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hop-o'-my-thumb

earlier hop on my thumb, imperative issued to one supposedly small enough to be held in the hand

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