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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. A weight class division in combat sports, for fighters heavier than those in the featherweight division and lighter than those in the welterweight division.
  6. [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, weight class, wrestler

Encyclopedia: Lightweight