[feth -er-weyt] /ˈfɛð ərˌweɪt/

a boxer or other contestant intermediate in between a bantamweight and a lightweight, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 126 pounds (57 kg).
an insignificant person or thing:
He thinks he’s a major composer, but he’s just a featherweight.
belonging to the class of featherweights, especially in boxing.
extremely light in :
a featherweight quilt.
unimportant; trifling; slight.


a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 126–139 pounds (57–63 kg))

also feather-weight, the lightest allowable, 1812 (earlier as simply feather, 1760), from feather (n.) + weight. Originally in horse-racing; boxing use dates from 1889.


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