small-time

adjective \ ˈsmȯl-ˈtīm \

Definition of small-time

: insignificant in performance, scope, or standing : petty
  • small-time thieves

small-timer

play \ˈsmȯl-ˈtī-mər\ noun

First Known Use of small-time

1915

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  • : not very important or successful


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