pigmy

noun
pig·​my

less common spelling of pygmy

1 often capitalized : any of a race of dwarfs described by ancient Greek authors
2 capitalized : any of a small people of equatorial Africa ranging under five feet (1.5 meters) in height
3a(1) : an unusually small person
(2) : an insignificant or unimpressive person an intellectual pygmy
b : something very small of its kind

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“Pigmy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigmy. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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