Definition of small noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//smɔːl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//smɔːl//
    Body parts
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  1. 1the small of the/somebody’s back [singular] the lower part of the back where it curves in He felt a sharp pain in the small of his back. See related entries: Body parts
  2. 2 smalls [plural] (old-fashioned, British English, informal) small items of clothing, especially underwear
  3. Word OriginOld English smæl, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch smal and German schmal.
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