like a dwarf, especially in being abnormally small; diminutive.

Origin of dwarfish

First recorded in 1555–65; dwarf + -ish1
Related formsdwarf·ish·ly, adverbdwarf·ish·ness, noun

Synonyms for dwarfish

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Word Origin and History for dwarfish

1560s, from dwarf (n.) + -ish. Related: Dwarfishly; dwarfishness.

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