dwarfish

[ dwawr-fish ]
/ ˈdwɔr fɪʃ /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. dwarf planet,
  2. dwarf poinciana,
  3. dwarf shoot,
  4. dwarf star,
  5. dwarf sumac,
  6. dwarfishly,
  7. dwarfism,
  8. dwarves,
  9. dwayne,
  10. dwb

Origin of dwarfish

First recorded in 1555–65; dwarf + -ish1

Related formsdwarf·ish·ly, adverbdwarf·ish·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for dwarfish

dwarfish

adj.

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

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