light-weights

lightweight

[lahyt-weyt]
adjective
1.
2.
being lighter in weight, texture, etc., than another item or object of identical use, quality, or function: a lightweight topcoat; a lightweight alloy for ship construction.
3.
without seriousness of purpose; trivial or trifling: lightweight reading.
4.
of or pertaining to a lightweight: He's the new lightweight contender.
5.
(of a horse, especially a hunter) able to carry up to 165 pounds (75 kg).
noun
6.
a person of less than average weight.
7.
Informal. a person who is of little influence, importance, or effect.
8.
a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a featherweight and a welterweight, especially a professional boxer weighing between 126 and 135 pounds (56.7–61 kg).

Origin:
1765–75; light2 + weight

ultralightweight, adjective
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lightweight (ˈlaɪtˌweɪt)
 
adj
1.  of a relatively light weight
2.  not serious; trivial
 
n
3.  a person or animal of a relatively light weight
4.  a.  a professional boxer weighing 130--135 pounds (59--61 kg)
 b.  an amateur boxer weighing 57--60 kg (126--132 pounds)
 c.  (as modifier): the lightweight contender
5.  a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115--126 pounds (52--57 kg))
6.  informal a person of little importance or influence

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lightweight
1773 in pugilism and horse-racing; from light (adj.) + weight. Figurative sense of "inconsequential" first attested 1809.
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