This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat Midgets have always been popular entertainers, but were often regarded with disgust and revulsion in society. A person of extremely small stature who is otherwise normally proportioned. Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free! The Sleaziest Reality Show Yet? Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body.
Such performances continued to be widespread through the mid part of the twentieth century, with Hermines Midgets brought from their performances in Paris to appear at the New York World's Fair the same year that MGM released The Wizard of Ozwhich featured midgets in its cast, most of whom were from the Singer's Midgets troupe.
How to use a word that literally drives some people nuts. University of Kentucky Press. For other uses, see Midget disambiguation. Retrieved 8 December The first cast of my midget flies across the pool brought no answer.