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pygmy

  
, pigmy  
      n   pl   , -mies  
1    an abnormally undersized person  
2    something that is a very small example of its type  
3    a person of little importance or significance  
4    modifier   of very small stature or size  
     (C14 pigmeis the Pygmies, from Latin Pygmaeus a Pygmy, from Greek pugmaios undersized, from pugme fist)  
  pygmaean, pygmean      adj  


Pygmy   , Pigmy  
      n   pl   , -mies   a member of one of the dwarf peoples of Equatorial Africa, noted for their hunting and forest culture  
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Pygmy   , Pigmy  
      n   pl   , -mies   a member of one of the dwarf peoples of Equatorial Africa, noted for their hunting and forest culture  


pygmy   , pigmy  
      n   pl   , -mies  
1    an abnormally undersized person  
2    something that is a very small example of its type  
3    a person of little importance or significance  
4    modifier   of very small stature or size  
     (C14 pigmeis the Pygmies, from Latin Pygmaeus a Pygmy, from Greek pugmaios undersized, from pugme fist)  
  pygmaean, pygmean      adj  

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pygmy

  
, pigmy  
      n  
1    dwarf, homunculus, Lilliputian, manikin, midget, munchkin     (informal, chiefly U.S.)   shrimp     (informal)   Tom Thumb  
2    cipher, lightweight     (informal)   mediocrity, nobody, nonentity, pipsqueak     (informal)   small fry  
      adj  
3    baby, diminutive, dwarf, dwarfish, elfin, Lilliputian, midget, miniature, minuscule, pocket, pygmean, small, stunted, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, tiny, undersized, wee  

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