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Pygmy Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet
  • an unusually small individual

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • an unusually small individual ,
  • any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet

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Pygmy Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Pygmy is a word that describes several ethnic groups with unusually short people. According to anthropologists, pygmies can be any group where adult men are less than 150 centimetres (4.9 ft) tall on average.

The word "pygmy" is sometimes thought to be pejorative (an insult). It is, however, the only word that is used to call all African Midgets. The word Bayaka is sometimes used in the Central African Republic to refer to all local Pygmies. In the Congo Basin, pygmies are called the Kongo word Bambenga.

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'Pygmy' example sentence in quotations

* Cat a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. - Oliver Herford

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Pygmy Sample Sentences in News

  • This pygmy marmoset loves her toothbrush massages
    Everyone needs a best friend in life and from the look of it, Ninita the pygmy marmoset has found hers in the form of the toothbrush. Read more on this news related to 'Pygmy'
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    If we had known about pygmy marmosets, we're pretty sure we'd have become a marmoset farmer instead of a blogger. Because this is uncut, pure cuteness of the highest quality! Ninita is an orphaned baby pygmy marmoset who lives at the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation (RSCF), where she receives nothing but love. [ Related: Bath Loving Dog Showers [...] Read more on this news related to 'Pygmy'
  • PHOTOS: This pygmy marmoset can't get enough of her toothbrush massages
    Ninita is the only known deaf pygmy marmoset, which are the smallest monkeys in the world and at birth are smaller than a human thumb. Read more on this news related to 'Pygmy'

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