person of unusually short stature

A midget is a word that is used to describe people who are quite short. A midget is not somebody with dwarfism; a midget is a person that has the same proportions of body parts as an averaged-sized human being.[1] The word midget can also sometimes be used as an insult. Sometimes, the word is used for people a foot below the normal height of a person.[source?]


  1. Kennedy, Dan (2005-05-23). "What is Dwarfism?". American Documentary. Archived from the original on 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2011-11-15.