lightweight

[ lahyt-weyt ]
/ ˈlaɪtˌweɪt /

adjective

noun

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Origin of lightweight

First recorded in 1765–75; light2 + weight

OTHER WORDS FROM lightweight

ul·tra·light·weight, adjective

Definition for lightweight (2 of 2)

light weight

noun Nautical.

Origin of light weight

First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for lightweight

lightweight
/ (ˈlaɪtˌweɪt) /

adjective

of a relatively light weight
not serious; trivial

noun

a person or animal of a relatively light weight
  1. a professional boxer weighing 130–135 pounds (59–61 kg)
  2. an amateur boxer weighing 57–60 kg (126–132 pounds)
  3. (as modifier)the lightweight contender
a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115–126 pounds (52–57 kg))
informal a person of little importance or influence
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