a diminutive hero of folk tales.
an extremely small person; dwarf.
General, nickname of Charles Sherwood Stratton.
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How to use Tom Thumb in a sentence
I used to feel so hopeless that I was like Tom Thumb who has to hide under a chair so as not to be trodden on.Only Six Books: Excerpt From Jeanette Winterson’s New Memoir | Jeanette Winterson | March 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
So the woodman at last agreed to sell Tom Thumb to the strangers for a large piece of gold.The Book of Fables and Folk Stories | Horace E. Scudder
Within a month after their arrival they purchased a small boat about eight feet in length, which they christened the Tom Thumb.History of Australia and New Zealand | Alexander Sutherland
Some of the mock similes in "Tom Thumb" are among the most familiar things in literature.
Not even the transformed "Tom Thumb" could be called an effective reductio ad absurdum of the Italian opera of those days.
The burlesque contained within the pages of "Tom Thumb" covers a considerable field.
British Dictionary definitions for Tom Thumb
General, stage name of Charles Stratton. 1838–83, US midget, exhibited in P. T. Barnum's circus
a dwarf; midget
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Cultural definitions for Tom Thumb
A thumb-sized hero of children's stories from the sixteenth century on.
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