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A very diminutive person having normal proportions of the body parts; compare dwarf. Although tiny and just two-winged, midgets can bite you manyfold till you itch all over your unprotected skin. A normally proportioned person with small stature, usually defined as reaching an adult height less than 4'10". Midget is a term that is widely considered pejorative for a person of unusually short stature, often one with the medical condition dwarfism, particularly proportionate dwarfism.
Dwarfismalso known as short statureoccurs when an organism is extremely small. In cases of proportionate dwarfismboth the limbs and torso are unusually small. Intelligence is usually normal, and most have a nearly normal life expectancy.
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Midget from midgea sand fly  is a term for a person of unusually short stature that is considered by some to be pejorative. It may also refer to anything of much smaller than normal size, as a synonym for "miniature",  such as a midget cella midget crabapplea midget submarineMG's MidgetDaihatsu's Midgetand the Midget Mustang airplane ; or to anything that regularly uses anything that is smaller than normal other than a personsuch as midget car racing and quarter midget racing ; or a smaller version of play or participation, such as midget golf ; or to anything designed for very young i. Merriam-Webster dictionary states that the first use of the term "midget" was in Midgets have always been popular entertainers, but were often regarded with disgust and revulsion in society.
Midgetin human anatomy, a person of very small stature whose bodily proportions, intelligence, and sexual development are within the normal range. Diminutive stature occurs sporadically in families the rest of whose members are of ordinary size. The children of midgets are usually of ordinary height and proportions.