midget

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

Definition of midget

1 : something (such as an animal) much smaller than usual
2 sometimes offensive : a very small person and especially one of unusually small size
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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

midget Synonyms


MIDGET Defined for Kids

1

midget

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

Definition of midget for Students

: 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.

2

midget

adjective

Definition of midget for Students

: much smaller than usual or normal
  • a midget horse

Medical Dictionary

midget

noun midg·et \ ˈmij-ət \

medical Definition of midget

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


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