like the Pygmies, esp. in being of small stature
Origin of pygmoidPygm(y) + -oid
Resembling or characteristic of a Pygmy.
- Resembling a Pygmy; generally, shorter than other peoples but not short enough to be considered Pygmies
- A person so resembling a Pygmy, such as the Negritos of Asia and peoples of the Congo Basin with mixed Pygmy-Bantu ancestry
From pygmy +"Ž -oid