Definition of Midget

1. Noun. A person who is markedly small.




2. Adjective. Very small. "The flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"

Definition of Midget

1. n. A minute bloodsucking fly.

Definition of Midget

1. Noun. (context: originally) A little sandfly. ¹

2. Noun. (context: loosely) Any small swarming insect similar to the mosquito; a midge ¹

3. Noun. A normally proportioned person with small stature, usually defined as reaching an adult height less than 4'10". (defdate from later 19th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (context: sometimes derogatory) Any short person. ¹

5. Noun. (context: attributively) That is a small version of something; miniature ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Midget

1. a very small person [n -S]

Medical Definition of Midget

1. 1. A minute bloodsucking fly. 2. A very diminutive person. Origin: Dim. Of midge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Midget

midframe
midframes
midfrequency
midgame
midgames
midgap
midgard
midgastric transverse sphincter
midgate
midgates
midge
midges
midgestation
midgesture
midget (current term)
midget-minded
midget bipolar cells
midget tossing
midgetism
midgetisms
midgetlike
midgets
midgey
midgie
midgies
midglide
midgracile
midgrade

Literary usage of Midget

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1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"Who is Hamersly Hall going to play?" he asks the midget. midget waves ... midget waves his hand again. "Nothing doing with Chicago" says midget, ..."

2. A History of the New York Stage from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by Thomas Allston Brown (1903)
"MEADE'S midget HALL ON the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and ... Street was "MEADE'S midget HALL." In November, 1887, James Meade introduced General Mite ..."

3. Tommy's First Speaker for Little Boys and Girls by Thomas W. Handford (1885)
"My papa sometimes scolds and says, I'm always in a fidget; But mamma says, I keep quite still For such a little midget. My teacher said to-day, ..."

4. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
""midget" Microscope.—Fig. 156 also shows this Microscope to the same scale as the previous one. It was made by Mr. S. Holmes, and is only 4J inches hi^h ..."

5. The Edison Monthly by New York Edison Company (1915)
"A Smaller midget MR IVAN T NEDLAND, the North Dakota jeweller, whose midget motor was described in the last issue of The Edison Monthly, has succeeded in ..."

6. Gleanings from Nature by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1899)
"A FEATHERED midget AND ITS NEST. Next to the humming-bird, the blue-gray gnat- catcher, ... midget ..."

7. According to My Lights by John Hollingshead (1900)
"midget MAYORS AND ALDERMAN- ... seize the Vestry stools, With midget Mayors, and sword and mace, And civic faults and sins, And Aldermen who'll be a race Of ..."

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