noun Etymology: the Munchkins, diminutive creatures in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum Date: 1972 a person who is notably small and often endearing

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  • Munchkin — steht für: Munchkin (Kartenspiel), ein Kartenspiel Munchkin Land, siehe Erzählung Der Zauberer von Oz Hauskatzenrasse, siehe Liste der Katzenrassen Powergamer, ein Spielertyp in Rollenspielen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Munchkin — puede referirse a: Munchkin, una raza de gatos proveniente de Estados Unidos. Munchkin, un juego de cartas. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llegaste aquí a través de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Munchkin — (n.) 1900, coined by U.S. author L. Frank Baum (1856 1919) in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He never explained how he got the word. The word most like it is perhaps mutchkin, an old Scottish measure of capacity for liquids, which was used by Scott …   Etymology dictionary

  • munchkin — ☆ munchkin [munch′kin ] n. [coined in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, novel (1900) by BAUM L(yman) Frank] 1. [often M ] an imaginary being having a small human form and a dutiful, amiable, innocuous nature 2. a person who keeps busy doing things that …   English World dictionary

  • Munchkin — For other uses, see Munchkin (disambiguation). The Munchkins Oz books character W. W. Denslow s depiction of Munchkins, from the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz …   Wikipedia

  • Munchkin — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Les Munchkins sont une race fictive de petits humanoïdes dans Le Magicien d Oz. Le munchkin est une race de chat. Dans le jargon anglo saxon des jeux de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • munchkin — UK [ˈmʌntʃkɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms munchkin : singular munchkin plural munchkins mainly American informal a nice friendly small child He s such a cute little munchkin! …   English dictionary

  • munchkin — [“mantjkan] n. a small or insignificant person. □ You’re not going to let that munchkin push you around, are you? □ Who is the munchkin holding the clipboard? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Munchkin —    In The Wizard of Oz the dwarfish helpers were called Munchkins. The term subsequently (after release of the film in 1939) came into American slang to mean a menial, a low ranking staffmember, especially in the phrase ‘low level Munchkin’. It… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • munchkin — munch|kin [ mʌntʃkın ] noun count INFORMAL a nice friendly small child: He s such a cute little munchkin! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • munchkin — n a cute small child, a dwarf, underling. An American expression taken from the name of the little people in the musical, The Wizard of Oz; the word is used affectionately or condescendingly. (A low level munchkin is an employee near or at the… …   Contemporary slang

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