Definitions for pygmyˈpɪg mi

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  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

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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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