There, Belfort and his cronies are tossing a “midget” into a target in the center of the office.
He had worked at the Chicago Rose Fair on the midget orchestra.
Where else would you find a midget on stilts peering into the shadowy corners of a storage locker with night vision equipment?
Both were undeniably more skillful at handling the midget platforms than any of us men.
"I didn't say I had a man there or a midget either," he explained.
"Maybe you didn't see 'em at their best," replied the midget quietly.
"Well, I will," said midget, in a sudden burst of confidence.
"Look here," said the midget, who had been browsing around the cabin.
"You're a funny child, midget," said her father, looking at her quizzically.
"Gillis Station," he called out to the midget who had remained very quiet.
as a type of tiny biting insect, 1839, American English, from midge, perhaps with diminutive suffix -et.
Dr. Webster is in error in saying the word "midge" is "not in use" at the present day. In the neighboring Green mountain districts, one or more most annoying species of Simulium that there abound, are daily designated in common conversation as the midges, or, as the name is often corrupted, the midgets. From Dr. Harris' treatise it appears that the same name is in popular use for the same insects in Maine. The term is limited in this country, we believe, exclusively to those minute insects, smaller than the musketoe, which suck the blood of other animals. ["Transactions of the New-York State Agricultural Society," vol. VI, Albany, 1847]Transferred sense of "very small person" is attested by 1854. It is also noted mid-19c. as a pet form of Margaret.
midget midg·et (mĭj'ĭt)
A person of extremely small stature who is otherwise normally proportioned. Now considered offensive.