Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


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"
Noun: lightweight  'lIt,weyt
  1. Someone with little influence or importance
     
  2. A professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
     
  3. An amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds
     
  4. A wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds
     
  5. [informal] Someone who gets drunk easily

Derived forms: lightweights

See also: jackanapes [archaic], light, unimportant, whippersnapper [informal]

Type of: boxer, gladiator, grappler, matman [informal], prizefighter, pugilist, wrestler

Encyclopedia: Lightweight