Adjective "Pygmy" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Pygmy


    Definition:

    1. Anthropology. a member of a small-statured people native to equatorial Africa. a Negrito of southeastern Asia, or of the Andaman or Philippine islands.

    2. (lowercase) Disparaging and Offensive. a small or dwarfish person.

    3. (lowercase) anything very small of its kind.

    4. (lowercase) a person who is of small importance, or who has some quality, attribute, etc., in very small measure.

    5. Classical Mythology. (in the Iliad) one of a race of dwarfs who fought battles

    Origin:
    Pygmy

    Examples:

    "beetles can be pygmy."

    "populations can be pygmy."

    "musics can be pygmy."