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Definition of dwarf noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. dwarfs or dwarves
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  1. 1(in stories) a creature like a small man, who has magic powers and who is usually described as living and working under the ground, especially working with metal
  2. 2(sometimes offensive) an extremely small person, who will never grow to a normal size because of a physical problem; a person suffering from dwarfism There is no other word that is generally considered more acceptable.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dwarf