from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An undersized animal, especially the smallest animal of a litter.
- n. Offensive A short person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The smallest animal of a litter.
- n. Undersized or stunted plant, animal or person.
- n. An Ethernet packet that does not meet the medium's minimum packet size of 64 bytes.
- n. A single word (or portion of a hyphenated word) that appears as the last line of a paragraph.
- n. A breed of pigeon related to the carrier pigeon.
- n. A hardened stem or stalk of a plant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any animal which is unusually small, as compared with others of its kind; -- applied particularly to domestic animals.
- n. A variety of domestic pigeon, related to the barb and carrier.
- n. A dwarf; also, a mean, despicable, boorish person; -- used opprobriously.
- n. The dead stump of a tree; also, the stem of a plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young ox or cow; a steer or heifer; also, a stunted ox or cow, or other under-sized animal; one below the usual size and strength of its kind; especially, the smallest or weakest one of a litter of pigs or puppies. Compare def. 4.
- n. Hence A short, stockish person; a dwarf.
- n. A rude, ill-bred person; a boor or hoiden.
- n. A breed of domestic pigeons. A single bird may weigh as much as 2 1/2 pounds.
- n. A stump of underwood; also, the dead stump of a tree.
- n. The stalk or stem of a plant.
- n. The rump.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. disparaging terms for small people
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)