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hop-o'-my-thumb

[hop-uh-mahy-thuhm]
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noun
  1. a very small person, as a midget or dwarf.
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Origin of hop-o'-my-thumb

First recorded in 1520–30; noun use of imperative phrase hop on my thumb
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