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Noun: lightweight  'lIt,weyt
  1. A professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
     
  2. Someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
    - whippersnapper, jackanapes [archaic]
     
  3. An amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds
     
  4. A wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds
Adjective: lightweight  'lIt,weyt
  1. Weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use
    "a lightweight fabric"; "lightweight wood"
     
  2. Having no importance or influence
    "a lightweight intellect"

Derived forms: lightweights

See also: light, unimportant

Type of: boxer, cipher, cypher, gladiator, grappler, matman, nobody, nonentity, prizefighter, pugilist, wrestler

Encyclopedia: Lightweight