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midg·et

 (mĭj′ĭt)
n.
1. Offensive An extremely small person who is otherwise normally proportioned.
2. A small or miniature version of something.
3. A class of small objects, as a class of very small sailboats or racing cars.
adj.
1. Miniature; diminutive.
2. Belonging to a type or class much smaller than what is considered standard: a midget automobile.

[ Diminutive of midge.]

midget

(ˈmɪdʒɪt)
n
1. (Medicine) a dwarf whose skeleton and features are of normal proportions
2.
a. something small of its kind
b. (as modifier): a midget car.
3. Canadian an age level of 16 to 17 in amateur sport, esp ice hockey
[C19: from midge + -et]

midg•et

(ˈmɪdʒ ɪt)

n.
1. (not in technical use) an extremely small person having normal physical proportions.
2. any animal or thing that is very small for its kind.
adj.
3. very small or of a class below the usual size; miniature.
[1850–55]
syn: See dwarf.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midget - a person who is markedly smallmidget - a person who is markedly small  
hypophysial dwarf, Levi-Lorrain dwarf, pituitary dwarf - a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf)
hypoplastic dwarf, normal dwarf, primordial dwarf, true dwarf - an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal
small person - a person of below average size
Adj.1.midget - very smallmidget - very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"

midget

noun
1. dwarf, shrimp (informal), gnome, Tom Thumb, munchkin (informal, chiefly U.S.), homunculus, manikin, homuncule, pygmy or pigmy They used to call him 'midget' or 'shorty' at work.
adjective
1. baby, small, tiny, miniature, dwarf, teeny-weeny, teensy-weensy an accompaniment of midget roast potatoes
2. diminutive, little, pocket-sized, Lilliputian, dwarfish, pygmy or pigmy The part is played by midget actor Warwick Edwards.

midget

adjective
Translations
قَزْم، شَيء أصْغَر من المألوف
trpaslíkzakrslíkmaličkýmalýmini-
dværg
kääpiö
dvergur
nanananus
liliputas
liliputspunduris
dwergkrielkip
majhenpritlikavec
dvärg

midget

[ˈmɪdʒɪt]
A. Nenano/a m/f
B. ADJen miniatura, en pequeña escala; [submarine] → de bolsillo

midget

[ˈmɪdʒɪt]
nnain(e) m/f
adjde poche
midget submarines → les sous-marins de pochemidi system [ˈmɪdisɪstəm] nchaîne f midi

midget

nkleiner Mensch, Liliputaner(in) m(f); (= child)Knirps m
adjwinzig; midget submarineKleinst-U-Boot nt

midget

[ˈmɪdʒɪt] nnano/a

midget

(ˈmidʒit) noun
a person who is fully developed but has not grown to normal height.

midget

n. enano-a.

midget

n (ant) enano -na mf
References in classic literature ?
"Your position is a peculiar one," he continued; "you are a prisoner and yet you give commands which must be obeyed; you are an alien and yet you are a Tharkian chieftain; you are a midget and yet you can kill a mighty warrior with one blow of your fist.
"He'd have done it, too, and Gus knew it, for Marshall is as strong as an ox and Gus is only a midget of a man.
Such a midget she looked in her long skirt and maid's cap, though she had sworn, when engaged, that she would never see ten again.
Tomboys make strong women usually, and I had far rather find Rose playing football with Mac than puttering over bead-work like that affected midget, Ariadne Blish."
For some moments--they seemed long moments--the two fleets remained without any further change flying obliquely towards each other, and making what came to Bert's ears as a midget uproar.
Might bring Midget home, it will please her, and there 's no knowing when the governor will be back."
Sarah's fingers danced like midgets above a summer stream.
"Where's the use of looking nice, when no one sees me but those cross midgets, and no one cares whether I'm pretty or not?" she muttered, shutting her drawer with a jerk.
Another series to watch is the MG Cup, a series encompassing all MG models plus selected Rover models, so expect to see a range of models from the MG ZR to classic MG Midgets. The series features classes for race modified, modified and road going cars promising lots of overtaking and exciting races from start to finish.
Toyota drivers earned four national midget racing event wins held between the USAC and POWRi series last week.
The fully-restored Midget dates from 1973 and is powered by a 65hp 1275cc engine.
A particularly offensive term is "midget", with Dr Pritchard explaining: "This was used to describe people who took part in 18th-century freak shows and so is associated with oppression and being stared at.