pygmy adjective, noun definition, meaning - what is pygmy adjective, noun in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pygmy”

See all translations

pygmy

adjective [before noun] (also pigmy) uk   us   /ˈpɪɡ.mi/
A pygmy animal or bird is one of a type that is smaller than animals or birds of that type usually are: a pygmy hippopotamus a pygmy owl

pygmy

noun [C] (also pigmy) uk   us   /ˈpɪɡ.mi/ disapproving
someone who is not important or who has little skill: a political pygmy an intellectual pygmy
Translations of “pygmy”
in Vietnamese người lùn…
in Spanish pigmeo…
in Thai คนแคระในทวีปแอฟริกาตอนใต้…
in Malaysian org kerdil…
in French pygmée…
in German der Pygmäe, die Pygmäin…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動物或鳥類)體型非常小的…
in Indonesian pigmi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动物或鸟类)体型非常小的…
(Definition of pygmy adjective, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pygmy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “pygmy”

Definitions of “pygmy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

Morse code

a system used for sending messages, in which letters and numbers are represented by short and long marks, sounds, or flashes of light

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More