Hop-o'-my-thumb Hop"-o'-my-thumb", Hop-thumb Hop"-thumb", n. A very diminutive person. [Colloq.] --liwell. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hop-thumb — n. See {Hop o my thumb}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hop-o'-my-thumb — Hop thumb Hop thumb , n. A very diminutive person. [Colloq.] liwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hop o' My Thumb — also Little Thumb a French ↑fairy tale (=a children s story in which magical things happen) . Hop o My Thumb is the youngest of seven children, and he protects his brothers and sisters after their parents leave them in the forest because they… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hop-o'-my-thumb — /hop euh muy thum /, n. a very small person, as a midget or dwarf. [1520 30; n. use of impv. phrase hop on my thumb] * * * …   Universalium

  • hop-o'-my-thumb — [häp′ō mī thum΄] n. [earlier hop on my thombe < HOP1] a very small person; midget …   English World dictionary

  • Hop o' My Thumb — Infobox Folk tale Folk Tale Name = Hop o My Thumb Image Caption = Illustration by Gustave Doré AKA = Mythology = Country = France Region = Origin Date = Published In = The Blue Fairy Book Related = The Lost Children Hansel and Gretel Hop o My… …   Wikipedia

  • Thumb (disambiguation) — The thumb is the first digit of the human hand.Thumb may also refer to:*ARM architecture#Thumb, an instruction state of ARM processors *Hop o My Thumb, a folk tale *Rule of thumb, an informal rule *The Thumb, a region in Michigan *The Thumb… …   Wikipedia

  • hop-o'-my-thumb — noun Etymology: earlier hop on my thumb, imperative issued to one supposedly small enough to be held in the hand Date: 1530 a very small person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hop-o'-my-thumb — /ˌhɒp ə maɪ ˈθʌm/ (say .hop uh muy thum) noun a tiny person …   Australian-English dictionary

  • hop-o'-my-thumb — |häpəmə̇|thəm, ˌmī| noun (plural hop o my thumbs) : a very diminutive person : dwarf, pygmy …   Useful english dictionary

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