Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive. an abnormally 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.
- midg·et·ism, noun
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How to use midget in a sentence
India is a land of political midgets, damn it, and Narendra Modi is going to do something about it.
“There are very few midgets left today; they are like dinosaurs,” said Steve Cox, the author of The Munchkins of Oz.Meet Ruth Duccini, a Munchkin From ‘The Wizard of Oz’ | Ramin Setoodeh | March 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Note: There is a Munchkins scene in the new Oz the Great and Powerful, but the actors playing them are dwarfs—not midgets.Meet Ruth Duccini, a Munchkin From ‘The Wizard of Oz’ | Ramin Setoodeh | March 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He said Republicans needed to improve their image with everyone, “including one-armed midgets.”
One man, Baron Singer, did more for midgets—little people—than any other person, in all time.
I just joined up because Baron Singer was collecting midgets, showing 'em a good time, with no thought of making a profit.
I noticed that midgets didn't change their voices when they reached maturity, still spoke in childish tones.
Midgets do have love-longings and jealousies, and love-making is carried on with all the zeal of modern warfare.
The public wants to see midgets and fully fifty percent of these are now engaged in some form of show business.
British Dictionary definitions for midget
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
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