Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Insignificant or unimportant; minor.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of small-time.

Etymologies

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small +‎ time

Examples

  • But as far as I can tell, most big companies that are sueing "smalltime" downloaders, just use these people as an excuse for their narrowminded buisnessbehavior.

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  • And while the museum and its grounds (the latter soon to be designated an ecological reserve) are well kept, the complex is located in an area where the shells of old vehicles lie abandoned on narrow streets and a neighborhood resembling a ramshackle barrio goes about its business with an air of liveliness and smalltime industry.

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  • Writer-director Djo Munga has put together a tough, sturdy thriller, centred around a smalltime hustler called Riva Patsha Bay, who shows up in the fuel-starved big city with a truckful of petrol he's liberated from his Angolan gangster employers.

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  • Authentic Brit drama in which a smalltime Hoxton coke dealer has to recover his girlfriend's holiday funds and turn a profit.

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  • One day, she happened to observe one of their POWs—a smalltime crook named Tommy who had been hanging around Southeast Asia when the Japanese interned him—giving Oshida two cartons of cigarettes.

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  • Writer-director Djo Munga has put together a tough, sturdy thriller, centred around a smalltime hustler called Riva Patsha Bay, who shows up in the fuel-starved big city with a truckful of petrol he's liberated from his Angolan gangster employers.

    Viva Riva! – review

  • Plenty of actors have gotten their start as smalltime models, but not many supermodels have successfully transitioned to the screen.

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  • And while the museum and its grounds (the latter soon to be designated an ecological reserve) are well kept, the complex is located in an area where the shells of old vehicles lie abandoned on narrow streets and a neighborhood resembling a ramshackle barrio goes about its business with an air of liveliness and smalltime industry.

    Anahuacalli: Diego Rivera's gift of indigenous treasures

  • One day, she happened to observe one of their POWs—a smalltime crook named Tommy who had been hanging around Southeast Asia when the Japanese interned him—giving Oshida two cartons of cigarettes.

    A Covert Affair

  • Plenty of actors have gotten their start as smalltime models, but not many supermodels have successfully transitioned to the screen.

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