a diminutive hero of folk tales.
an extremely small person; dwarf.
General, nickname of Charles Sherwood Stratton.
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Words nearby Tom Thumb
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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
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
A thumb-sized hero of children's stories from the sixteenth century on.
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