Definition of Small person
1. Noun. A person of below average size.
Specialized synonyms: Dwarf, Midget, Nanus, Lilliputian, Homunculus, Manikin, Mannikin, Pigmy, Pygmy, Pigmy, Pygmy, Half-pint, Peewee, Runt, Shrimp, Tom Thumb, Wisp
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Small Person
Literary usage of Small person
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Bartlett gives '' little tads, small boys; provincial tadde, a toad, hence applied to any small person. The French have crapaud for a little boy ..."
2. Victoria Regina, Her Court and Her Subjects, from Her Accession to the Death by Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy, F. Molley (1908)
"... correspondence with Browning—"A small person scarcely embodied at all"—Her private marriage— Goes to Italy—Sonnets from ike Portuguese—God takes her. ..."
3. Victoria Regina, Her Court and Her Subjects, from Her Accession to the Death by Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy, F. Molley (1908)
"... correspondence with Browning—"A small person scarcely embodied at all"—Her private marriage— Goes to Italy—Sonnets from the Portuguese—God takes her. ..."
4. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1917)
"But the small person interrupted this mental resolution, and caused me to see a ... Evidently the small person was much interested in this young man for she ..."
5. The Wedding Day in Literature and Art: A Collection of the Best Descriptions by Charles Frederick Carter (1900)
"The small person watched it all as in a dream. ... She was only a small person who had really nothing to do with these splendours and who no more ..."