Definition of pygmy
- an intellectual pygmy
hummingbirds may be the pygmies of the avian world, but what they lack in size they make up for in beauty
regrettably, most of the candidates for the party's nomination that year were political pygmies
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Pygmy : a member of a group of very small people who live in Africa
: a person who is regarded as very weak, stupid, etc.
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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