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1. A very small person.
2. Informal A child.
[After the Munchkins, , characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.]
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1. informal chiefly US an undersized person or a child, esp an appealing one
2. (Breeds) a breed of medium-sized cat with short legs
[C20: from the Munchkins, a dwarfish race of people in L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)]
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n. (often cap.)
a small person, esp. one who is dwarfish or elfin in appearance.
[after the Munchkins, a dwarflike race portrayed in Latin. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)]
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