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Pigmy

[pig-mee] /ˈpɪg mi/
noun, plural Pigmies, adjective
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pigmy

Pigmy

/ˈpɪɡmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
a variant spelling of Pygmy

pygmy

/ˈpɪɡmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
an abnormally undersized person
2.
something that is a very small example of its type
3.
a person of little importance or significance
4.
(modifier) of very small stature or size
Derived Forms
pygmaean, pygmean (pɪɡˈmiːən) adjective
Word Origin
C14 pigmeis the Pygmies, from Latin Pygmaeus a Pygmy, from Greek pugmaios undersized, from pugmē fist

Pygmy

/ˈpɪɡmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
a member of one of the dwarf peoples of Equatorial Africa, noted for their hunting and forest culture
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Word Origin and History for Pigmy

pigmy

see pygmy.

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