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Definition of "midget" []

  • Offensive An extremely small person who is otherwise normally proportioned. (noun)
  • A small or miniature version of something. (noun)
  • A class of small objects, as a class of very small sailboats or racing cars. (noun)
  • Miniature; diminutive. (adjective)
  • Belonging to a type or class much smaller than what is considered standard: a midget automobile. (adjective)

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 "midget" in a sentence
  • "Kelly: You know, we did a segment earlier in the year on how little people find the term midget offensive, and so you can't say that anymore."
  • "I knew that litle people didn't like the term midget, but what are we going to do now?"
  • "Speaking for the Midgets Rights Group of America (MRGA), I would like to inform you the term midget is quite offensive."
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