- A little three-year-old girl is an example of a munchkin.
- A short-legged cat is an example of a munchkin.
The definition of a munchkin is a child, or is a breed of cat with very short legs.
Informal any small person, esp. a small child: often a patronizing or dismissive use
Origin of munchkin; from Munchkin, one of a race of beings having a small human form and an amiable, innocuous nature, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, novel (1900) by L. Frankish Baum
- A very small person.
- Informal A child.
Origin of munchkinAfter the Munchkins, characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
- A domestic cat breed with short legs.