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Adjective, Noun


  •  One of less than average weight;  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A person of small importance or mental ability, especially one who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  Light in weight, as a coin; specif., applied to a man or animal who is a lightweight.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  made of thin cloth, of relatively little weight; -- of clothing or fabrics; as, lightweight fabrics.  [WordNet 1.5]


lightweight, adj. & n.
1 (of a person, animal, garment, etc.) of below average weight.
2 of little importance or influence.
1 a lightweight person, animal, or thing.
2 a a weight in certain sports intermediate between featherweight and welterweight, in the amateur boxing scale 57-60 kg but differing for professionals, wrestlers, and weightlifters. b a sportsman of this weight.

junior lightweight
1 a weight in professional boxing of 57.1-59 kg.
2 a professional boxer of this weight.



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