Definitions for pygmyˈpɪg mi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pygmy, pigmy(noun)

    an unusually small individual

  2. Pygmy, Pigmy(noun)

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


  1. pygmy(Noun)

    (often capitalized, usually in the plural: Pygmies) A member of one of various Ancient Equatorial African tribal peoples, notable for their very short stature

  2. pygmy(Noun)

    A member of a race of dwarfs

  3. pygmy(Noun)

    Any dwarfish person

  4. pygmy(Noun)

    An insignificant person, at least in some respect

  5. pygmy(Adjective)

    Relating or belonging to the Pygmy people

  6. pygmy(Adjective)

    Like a pygmy; unusually short or small for its kind

    Soil exhaustion ultimately produces a pygmy crop at best

  7. Origin: From Πυγμαῖος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pygmy(adj)

    alt. of Pygmean

  2. Pygmy(noun)

    one of a fabulous race of dwarfs who waged war with the cranes, and were destroyed

  3. Pygmy(noun)

    hence, a short, insignificant person; a dwarf

  4. Origin: [L. pygmaeus, Gr. , fr. the fist, a measure of length, the distance from the elbow to the knuckles, about 131 inches. Cf. Pugnacious, Fist.]

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