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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Something small for its kind. Also: When capitalized, a person belonging to a race of very short people as such found in parts of Africa.

Usage examples (34)
  • If a man stand but five feet eleven inches in his shoes, shall he be called a pygmy?
  • The term pygmy is sometimes used in modern language to refer to one who is very short of stature.
  • And what a moral pygmy is today's Guardianista compared to his counterpart of 70 years ago.
  • Real-life gremlin – aka the pygmy tarsier – has been rediscovered. for more
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