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noun
a diminutive hero of folk tales.
an extremely small person; dwarf.
General, nickname of Charles Sherwood Stratton.
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British Dictionary definitions for Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

noun
General, stage name of Charles Stratton. 1838–83, US midget, exhibited in P. T. Barnum's circus
a dwarf; midget

Word Origin for Tom Thumb

after Tom Thumb, the tiny hero of several English folk tales
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Cultural definitions for Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

A thumb-sized hero of children's stories from the sixteenth century on.

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