Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variants of Pygmy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Pygmy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See pygmy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unusually small individual
  • n. any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Out of consideration for Fred's physique, among his friends he was known as Pigmy and Pee Wee, the former title sometimes being shortened into Pyg.

    The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine

  • Another new highlight: A fetching rendition of the Booker T the MGs instrumental "Pigmy," featuring Mr. Whitlock on organ.

    Clapton, Harrison on the Bus

  • "Pigmy" is a word I use generally with much caution, since a friend of mine, in the excitement of a first baby, once published a poem entitled "My Pigmy Counterpart," which a type-setter made, in the magazine version, "My Pig, My Counterpart."

    Tenting To-night A Chronicle of Sport and Adventure in Glacier Park and the Cascade Mountains

  • 'Pigmy'; but we can't keep that name without confusing it with the

    Love's Meinie Three Lectures on Greek and English Birds

  • Manxman's Lake near Kirkcudbright, when two revenue cutters (the 'Pigmy' and the 'Dwarf') hove in sight at once on different tacks, the one coming round by the Isles of Fleet, the other between the point of Rueberry and the Muckle Ron.

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • 'Pigmy' and the 'Dwarf') hove in sight at once on different tacks, the one coming round by the Isles of Fleet, the other between the point of Rueberry and the Muckle Ron.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • Retreating before stronger breeds, hungry and voracious, the Eskimo has drifted to the inhospitable polar regions, the Pigmy to the fever-rotten jungles of Africa.

    THE HUMAN DRIFT

  • We also have huge (over 6 ft) Eastern Diamondbacks, Cottonmouth mocassins and the tiny Pigmy rattler.

    Puff This!

  • It appears as though almost all Bonobos (Pigmy Chimpanzees) are bisexual.

    Animals Gone Wild: Homosexuality In Animals!

  • She read through it, unflinching, even when she encountered concepts as foreign to a well-bred young lady of this century as a fork was to an African Pigmy.

    red dust

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