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Tom Thumb

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noun
  1. a diminutive hero of folk tales.
  2. an extremely small person; dwarf.
  3. General, nickname of Charles Sherwood Stratton.
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Tom Thumb

noun
  1. General, stage name of Charles Stratton. 1838–83, US midget, exhibited in P. T. Barnum's circus
  2. a dwarf; midget
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Word Origin

after Tom Thumb, the tiny hero of several English folk tales
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Tom Thumb

A thumb-sized hero of children's stories from the sixteenth century on.

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