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lightweight


adjective

  1. light in weight.
  2. being lighter in weight, texture, etc., than another item or object of identical use, quality, or function: a lightweight topcoat; a lightweight alloy for ship construction.
  3. without seriousness of purpose; trivial or trifling: lightweight reading.
  4. of or relating to a lightweight: He’s the new lightweight contender.
  5. (of a horse, especially a hunter) able to carry up to 165 pounds (75 kg).

noun

  1. a person of less than average weight.
  2. Informal. a person who is of little influence, importance, or effect.
  3. a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a featherweight and a welterweight, especially a professional boxer weighing between 126 and 135 pounds (56.7–61 kg).

adjective

  1. of a relatively light weight
  2. not serious; trivial

noun

  1. a person or animal of a relatively light weight
    1. a professional boxer weighing 130–135 pounds (59–61 kg)
    2. an amateur boxer weighing 57–60 kg (126–132 pounds)
    3. (as modifier)the lightweight contender
  2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115–126 pounds (52–57 kg))
  3. informal a person of little importance or influence

adj.also light-weight, 1773 in horse-racing, also in pugilism; from light (adj.1) + weight. Figurative sense of “inconsequential” first attested 1809.

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