midget

[ mij-it ]
/ ˈmɪdʒ ɪt /

noun

(not in technical use) an extremely small person having normal physical proportions.
any animal or thing that is very small for its kind.

adjective

very small or of a class below the usual size.
being a miniature replica or model.

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Origin of midget

First recorded in 1850–55; midge + -et

synonym study for midget

1. See dwarf.

OTHER WORDS FROM midget

midg·et·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for midgetism

midget
/ (ˈmɪdʒɪt) /

noun

a dwarf whose skeleton and features are of normal proportions
  1. something small of its kind
  2. (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

midget
[ mĭjĭt ]

n.

A person of extremely small stature who is otherwise normally proportioned. Now considered offensive.
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