Definitions for: Lightweight

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

Light"weight`, a.
Light in weight, as a coin; specif., applied to a man or
animal who is a lightweight.

Synonyms: jackanapes, light, unimportant, whippersnapper

See Also: boxer, cipher, cypher, grappler, matman, nobody, nonentity, pugilist, wrestler

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