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Tom Thumb

noun
1.
a diminutive hero of folk tales.
2.
an extremely small person; dwarf.
3.
General, nickname of Charles Sherwood Stratton.
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British Dictionary definitions for Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

noun
1.
General, stage name of Charles Stratton. 1838–83, US midget, exhibited in P. T. Barnum's circus
2.
a dwarf; midget
Word Origin
after Tom Thumb, the tiny hero of several English folk tales
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Tom Thumb in Culture

Tom Thumb definition


A thumb-sized hero of children's stories from the sixteenth century on.

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