[ UK /pˈɪɡmi/ ]
[ US /ˈpɪɡmi/ ]
  1. an unusually small individual
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How To Use pigmy In A Sentence

  • Suddenly and with appalling quickness, the mastodonic brute reared up on its mighty hindlegs and elongated its neck and body in a furious effort to reach this vociferous pigmy whose clamor was disturbing the primeval silence of its ancient realm. Conan The Warrior
  • There Louis XVI. 's brothers were living in fancied security surrounded by their pigmy court - a court as full of etiquette and ceremonial as that of the Grand Monarque himself! Juniper Hall: A Rendezvous of Certain Illustrious Personages during the French Revolution, Including Alexandre D'Arblay and Fanny Burney
  • Other species include the Japanese Sika deer, North European fallow deer, water buffalo, llamas, aoudads, ostriches, Sardinian donkeys and pigmy goats.
  • As Fred was the "pigmy" of the party his efforts were ridiculous, but they nevertheless served to remove a part of the tension under which all were laboring. The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine
  • An uninvited face peered around a slatternly bookshelf like a panchromatic pigmy sizing up her potential victim from behind a company of charitable trees with a telephoto blowpipe.
  • So saying, he thrust the magic lance into some of the pigmy effigies, and belabored others with the but-end, upon which the former fell as dead upon the board, and the rest turning upon each other began, pell-mell, a chance-medley fight. The Alhambra
  • You came in with a roar, totally ignoring the Clinton agreement, then naming Iraq, Iran, and North Korea the Axis of Evil, and insulting Kim Il Jung as being a "pigmy". STRAIGHT TALK FROM COWBOY COUNTRY
  • They saw it now rise like a pigmy moon and climb zenithward and hang overhead and sink westward with the passing of the night.
  • To be upset by such a pigmy was the height of mortification. Driven From Home
  • Elizabeth's "pigmy;" especially as Dr. Dale and himself had only half a red herring between them for luncheon, and supped afterwards upon an orange. History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89 — Complete
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