What does the word pigmy mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A dwarf.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Diminutive; dwarfish. pigmean.

Usage examples for pigmy

  1. The present race of Touaricks are, indeed, giants compared to some of our pigmy European nations. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. " Giant Generosity with his pigmy purse," suggested Ivy. – Peggy-Alone by Mary Agnes Byrne