A very diminutive person having normal proportions of the body parts; compare dwarf.
very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
a normally-proportioned miniature adult a dwarf is short
a small person with the body and limbs in the right proportion
In the 19th century, midget was a medical term referring to an extremely short but normally-proportioned person and was used in contrast to dwarf, which denoted disproportionate shortness.Oxford English Dictionary, articles Dwarf and Midget Like many other older medical terms, as it became part of popular language, it was usually used in a pejorative sense. When applied to a person who is extremely short, midget is now often considered derogatory. Modern terminology designates the two descriptions now by proportionate dwarfism vs. disproportionate dwarfism (such as achondroplasia).