See also: Lilliputian
lilliputian (plural lilliputians)
- A very small person or being.
- 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], chapter I, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. […] [Gulliver’s Travels], volume I, London: Printed for Benj[amin] Motte, […], OCLC 995220039, part II (A Voyage to Brobdingnag):
- I reflected what a mortification it must prove to me, to appear as inconsiderable in this nation, as one single Lilliputian would be among us.
- (genetics) A fruit fly gene that, when mutated, makes cells abnormally small. See AFF2.
small person or being
- Very small, diminutive
- Trivial, petty
- See also Thesaurus:tiny