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1. pigmy, pygmy

an unusually small individual

2. pigmy, pygmy

any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet

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noun plural -mies
an abnormally undersized person
something that is a very small example of its type
a person of little importance or significance
4. (modifier)
of very small stature or size
noun plural -mies
a member of one of the peoples of Equatorial Africa, noted for their short stature and their hunting and forest culture

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nounWord forms: plural ˈPygmies
any of several groups of small African or Asian peoples described in ancient history and legend
a person belonging to any of several modern African (Negrillo) and Asian (Negrito) peoples of small stature
3.  [p-]
any person, animal, or plant abnormally undersized; dwarf
4.  [p-]
an insignificant person or thing
of the Pygmies
6.  [p-]
very small

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of pygmy
n. pl. Pyg·mies also Pig·mies
1. Greek Mythology A member of a race of dwarfs.
2. also pygmy A member of any of various peoples, especially of equatorial Africa and parts of Southeast Asia, having an average height less than 5 feet (1.5 meters).
3. pygmy
a. An individual of unusually small size.
b. An individual considered to be of little or no importance: political pygmies.
1. also pygmy Of or relating to the Pygmies.
2. pygmy
a. Unusually or atypically small.
b. Unimportant; trivial.

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