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Definition of "small fry" []

  • Small children. (noun)
  • Young or small fish. (noun)
  • Persons or things regarded as unimportant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "small fry" in a sentence
  • "I could show Woodvale how to use our small fry against enemy ships-of-the-line and frigates … like hornets harrying a herd of bulls!"
  • "What with the strong, far-leaping fish, and the agile, acrobatic birds, the existence of the small fry is one of perplexity and terror."
  • "This Lukos may be small fry in Knossos, for all his airs."