Definitions for munchkinˈmʌntʃ kɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small person, esp. one who is dwarfish or elfin in appearance.
Category: Common Vocabulary
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Origin of munchkin:
after the Munchkins, a dwarflike race portrayed in L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
A person of very short stature.
One of the fictional inhabitants of Munchkin Country in the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, who are portrayed as a race of very short people in the 1939 film adaptation The Wizard of Oz.
A player who concentrates solely on increasing his character's power and capabilities.
A domestic cat breed.
A domestic cat breed with short legs.
Origin: Coined by L. Frank Baum in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Perhaps reflective of .
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[from the squeaky-voiced little people in L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz] A teenage-or-younger micro enthusiast hacking BASIC or something else equally constricted. A term of mild derision — munchkins are annoying but some grow up to be hackers after passing through a larval stage. The term urchin is also used. See also wannabee, bitty box.