[ mij-it ]
/ ˈmɪdʒ ɪt /
(not in technical use) an extremely small person having normal physical proportions.
any animal or thing that is very small for its kind.
very small or of a class below the usual size.
being a miniature replica or model.
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synonym study for midget
1. See dwarf.
OTHER WORDS FROM midgetmidg·et·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for midgetism
/ (ˈmɪdʒɪt) /
a dwarf whose skeleton and features are of normal proportions
- something small of its kind
- (as modifier)a midget car
Canadian an age level of 16 to 17 in amateur sport, esp ice hockey
Word Origin for midget
C19: from midge + -et
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Medical definitions for midgetism
[ mĭj′ĭt ]
A person of extremely small stature who is otherwise normally proportioned. Now considered offensive.
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