Origin of lightweight
Examples from the Web for lightweight
Gates paints Reid as a lightweight more interested in Nevada issues than the defense of the nation.Reid: Gates ‘Unethically’ Gossiped and Published Memoir to ‘Make Money’|John L. Smith|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He might have been considered a lightweight, but even if he didn't ask the tough questions, everybody watched him.
Without Diesel, this sequel seems like a lightweight, but brought on the much welcomed team of Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris.Best Paul Walker Performances: Ranking the ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise|Jimmy So|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dogs wearing tailored coats in solid colors were joined by others in lightweight capes.FIT Hosts BARK-à-Porter: Art Deco-Themed Pet Fashion Show|Claire Stern|May 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To be fair, none of these titles count as lightweight, beach-reading diversions.
Light as a lightweight acrobat Ahmet Ali had rolled aside, put palm to ground, sprung to his feet.The Wind Bloweth|Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Mr. Gilroy arranged the party so that one lightweight member was in each canoe with one of the heavier girls, and one of the boys.Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
He was a football player and a lightweight boxer of no mean ability.The Rope of Gold|Roy J. Snell
Ekstrohm picked up a lightweight no-back from the ship's library, a book by Bloch, the famous twentieth-century expert on sex.The Planet with No Nightmare|Jim Harmon
Whereupon he informed me he was a lightweight champion boxer, and if I did not there would be bloodshed, and he came towards me.From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography|George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
- a professional boxer weighing 130–135 pounds (59–61 kg)
- an amateur boxer weighing 57–60 kg (126–132 pounds)
- (as modifier)the lightweight contender