Definition of thumbling in English:


Line breaks: thumb|ling
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌmlɪŋ


  • A very small person or fictional being.
    More example sentences
    • A thief steals the oxen and, hearing the thumbling's angry voice, takes him to be a ghost.
    • Later the thumbling flies to Africa aboard a stork.
    • When Tom is identified as a thumbling, he has been speaking to a dragonfly larva also about to undergo a metamorphosis.


mid 19th century: from thumb + -ling.

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