from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive An extremely small person who is otherwise normally proportioned.
- n. A small or miniature version of something.
- n. A class of small objects, as a class of very small sailboats or racing cars.
- adj. Miniature; diminutive.
- adj. Belonging to a type or class much smaller than what is considered standard: a midget automobile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A little sandfly.
- n. Any small swarming insect similar to the mosquito; a midge
- n. Any short person.
- n. That is a small version of something; miniature
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A minute bloodsucking fly.
- n. A very diminutive person having normal proportions of the body parts; compare
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little midge; hence, something very small for its kind; a very small dwarf; also, a sprightly small child.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very small
- n. a person who is markedly small
Diminutive of midge.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Diminutive of midge (from Old English mygg, mycg ("gnat"), from Proto-Germanic *mugjō; cognate with Dutch mug ("mosquito") & German Mücke ("midge, gnat")), using the suffix -et, originally (1865) for a "little sand fly", only around 1869 also a "very small person". (Wiktionary)