Part of speech: noun

A dwarf.

Part of speech: adjective

Diminutive; dwarfish. pigmean.

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Usage examples "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", James Richardson.
  2. " Giant Generosity with his pigmy purse," suggested Ivy. - "Peggy-Alone", Mary Agnes Byrne.
  3. I should be the merest pigmy beside them. - "Life on the Stage", Clara Morris.