from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Extremely scanty; meager.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. scanty; meager
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Scanty; small; slender; diminutive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Small; slender; diminutive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extremely scanty
From Latin exiguus, from exigere, to measure out, demand; see exact.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin exiguus, "strict, exact," hence "scanty, meager," from exigere, "to measure against a standard." (Wiktionary)