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Pronunciation:  'lIt`weyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a boxer who weighs no more than 135 pounds
  2. [n]  a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds
  3. [n]  someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
  4. [adj]  having relatively little weight; "lightweight fabrics"
  5. [adj]  of a weight class of 126-135 lbs for boxers; "the lightweight title"
  6. [adj]  having no importance or influence; "a lightweight intellect"

LIGHTWEIGHT is a 11 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: jackanapes, light, unimportant, whippersnapper
 See Also: boxer, cipher, cypher, grappler, matman, nobody, nonentity, pugilist, wrestler



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Light"weight`\, n.
    One of less than average weight; specif.:
    (a) In boxing, wrestling, etc., one weighingnot more than 133
        pounds (U. S. amateur rules 135 pounds, Eng. 140 pounds).
    (b) A person of small impotance or mental ability. [Colloq.,
        Chiefly U. S.]
  2. \Light"weight`\, a.
    Light in weight, as a coin; specif., applied to a man or
    animal who is a lightweight.
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