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. When applied as an adjective, it can also refer to anything of much smaller than normal size, as a synonym for "miniature," or to sports leagues, such as hockey, for young players. Merriam-Webster dictionary states that the first use of the term "midget" was in The term "midget" came into prominence in the midth century after Harriet Beecher Stowe used it in her novels Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands and Old Town Folks where she described children and an extremely short man, respectively.