[mij-it] /ˈmɪdʒ ɪt/
(not in technical use) an extremely small person having normal physical proportions.
any animal or thing that is very small for its kind.
very small or of a class below the usual size.
being a miniature replica or model.
a dwarf whose skeleton and features are of normal proportions
(Canadian) an age level of 16 to 17 in amateur sport, esp ice hockey
as a type of tiny biting insect, 1839, American English, from midge, perhaps with diminutive suffix -et.
Dr. Webster is in error in saying the word “midge” is “not in use” at the present day. In the neighboring Green mountain districts, one or more most annoying species of Simulium that there abound, are daily designated in common conversation as the midges, or, as the name is often corrupted, the midgets. From Dr. Harris’ treatise it appears that the same name is in popular use for the same insects in Maine. The term is limited in this country, we believe, exclusively to those minute insects, smaller than the musketoe, which suck the blood of other animals. [“Transactions of the New-York State Agricultural Society,” vol. VI, Albany, 1847]
Transferred sense of “very small person” is attested by 1854. It is also noted mid-19c. as a pet form of Margaret.
midget midg·et (mĭj’ĭt)
A person of extremely small stature who is otherwise normally proportioned. Now considered offensive.
/ˈmɪdʒɪ/ noun 1. (Scot & Austral, NZ, informal) a small winged biting insect such as the midge or sandfly
[gluh-mawr-guh n] /gləˈmɔr gən/ noun 1. a county in S Wales. 393 sq. mi. (1019 sq. km). noun 1. a former county of S Wales, formed in 1974 from parts of Breconshire, Glamorgan, and Monmouthshire: replaced in 1996 by the county boroughs of Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, and part of Caerphilly
[mid-guht] /ˈmɪdˌgʌt/ noun 1. Zoology. 2. Embryology. the middle part of the embryonic alimentary canal from which the intestines develop. /ˈmɪdˌɡʌt/ noun 1. the middle part of the digestive tract of vertebrates, including the small intestine 2. the middle part of the digestive tract of arthropods midgut mid·gut (mĭd’gŭt’) n.
[mid-hev-uh n] /mɪdˈhɛv ən/ noun, Astrology. 1. the point of a horoscope corresponding to the zenith: the cusp of the tenth house. /ˈmɪdˈhɛvən/ noun (astrology) 1. the point on the ecliptic, measured in degrees, that crosses the meridian of a particular place at a particular time. On a person’s birth chart it relates to the […]