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lightweight

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noun light·weight \ˈlīt-ˌwāt\

Definition of lightweight

  1. 1 :  one of less than average weight; specifically :  a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 135 pounds for professionals and 132 pounds for amateurs — compare featherweight, welterweight

  2. 2 :  one of little consequence or ability a political lightweight

Examples of lightweight in a sentence

  1. The members of his staff were considered lightweights.

  2. among astronomers she's considered a lightweight

1773

First Known Use of lightweight

1773


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lightweight

adjective light·weight

Definition of lightweight

  1. 1 :  lacking in earnestness, ability, or profundity :  inconsequential a lightweight painter a lightweight TV series

  2. 2 :  having less than average weight lightweight fabrics

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a lightweight the lightweight championship

Examples of lightweight in a sentence

  1. it's going to be hot, so wear mostly lightweight clothing

1809

First Known Use of lightweight

1809


LIGHTWEIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

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lightweight

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noun light·weight \ˈlīt-ˌwāt\

Definition of lightweight for English Language Learners

  • : a fighter who is in a class of boxers weighing from 125 to 132 pounds (57 to 60 kilograms)

  • : someone or something that does not weigh as much as others

  • : someone or something that has little importance or power


LIGHTWEIGHT Defined for Kids

lightweight

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adjective light·weight \ˈlīt-ˌwāt\

Definition of lightweight for Students

  1. :  having less than the usual or expected weight



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