midget Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"midget" in British English

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midgetnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɪdʒ.ɪt/ offensive
a very ​smallperson

midgetadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈmɪdʒ.ɪt/
used to ​describe an ​object that is much ​smaller than ​usual: a midget ​submarine/​car US Midget ​sports are ​organized competitions for ​children: Tyler wasn't ​interested in ​signing up for midget ​football.
(Definition of midget from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"midget" in American English

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midgetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɪdʒ·ɪt/
an ​unusuallysmallperson Note: This word is usually considered offensive.
(Definition of midget from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “midget”
in Spanish enano…
in Vietnamese người lùn…
in Malaysian orang kerdil…
in Thai คนแคระ…
in French nain, naine…
in German der Zwerg…
in Chinese (Simplified) 矮子,侏儒…
in Turkish cüce…
in Russian карлик…
in Indonesian orang katai…
in Chinese (Traditional) 矮子,侏儒…
in Polish karzeł, liliput…
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