Tom Thumb


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Tom Thumb

n.
1. A hero of English folklore, who was no bigger than his father's thumb.
2. A person of very small physical stature.

Tom Thumb

n
1. (Biography) General, stage name of Charles Stratton. 1838–83, US midget, exhibited in P. T. Barnum's circus
2. a dwarf; midget
[after Tom Thumb, the tiny hero of several English folk tales]

Tom′ Thumb′


n.
1. a diminutive hero of folk tales.
2. an extremely small person; dwarf.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tom Thumb - an imaginary hero of English folklore who was no taller than his father's thumbTom Thumb - an imaginary hero of English folklore who was no taller than his father's thumb
2.Tom Thumb - a very small personTom Thumb - a very small person      
small person - a person of below average size
Translations
Peukaloinen
Tom Pouce
Hüvelyk Matyi
References in classic literature ?
Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca went cautiously across the hearth-rug.
THEN there was no end to the rage and disappointment of Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca.
WHILE Tom Thumb was up the chimney, Hunca Munca had another disappointment.
But they were not so very, very naughty after all, because Tom Thumb paid for everything he broke.
Then Tom Thumb, seeing his father, cried out, 'See, father, here I am with the cart, all right and safe
He seems to have a mania for diamonds," said Morcerf, smiling, "and I verily believe that, like Potemkin, he keeps his pockets filled, for the sake of strewing them along the road, as Tom Thumb did his flint stones.
He forms his troupe during a musical montage: There's the bearded lady (Keala Settle) and tiny Tom Thumb (Sam Humphrey), not to mention the sibling trapeze artists W.
Among its acts were Charles Stratton, aka General Tom Thumb, a 19th century child performer.
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In February, 1844, Tom Thumb (described by Barnum as 'The Smallest Person That Ever Walked Alone') made his first-ever British public appearance - in Liverpool.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the company had to sell 12 local stores, including four Tom Thumb outlets that had been operated by Safeway, and eight units operated by Albertsons.
Under the stage name General Tom Thumb, he took his comic act around the world, where it was seen by more than 50 million people and even Queen Victoria was amused by his antics.