midget

noun

midg·​et ˈmi-jət How to pronounce midget (audio)
often attributive
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

a breed that is the midget of the horse world

Word History

Etymology

midge

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of midget was in 1816

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Cite this Entry

“Midget.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midget. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

midget

noun
midg·​et ˈmij-ət How to pronounce midget (audio)
1
: something much smaller than usual
2
often offensive : a very small person and especially one who is well-proportioned
midget adjective

Medical Definition

midget

noun
midg·​et ˈmij-ət How to pronounce midget (audio)
sometimes offensive
: a very small person and especially one of unusually small size

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