munchkin


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munchkin

/muhnch'kin/ [Squeaky-voiced little people in L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz"] A teenage-or-younger micro enthusiast hacking BASIC or something else equally constricted. A term of mild derision - munchkins are annoying but some grow up to be hackers after passing through a larval stage. The term urchin is also used. See also wannabee, bitty box.
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"Then let's go away and visit the Munchkin Country and its jolly, good-natured people.
The two sat in the firelight a long time--the old, white- bearded Munchkin and the little boy.
When they saw the Witch of the East was dead the Munchkins sent a swift messenger to me, and I came at once.
Dorothy was going to ask another question, but just then the Munchkins, who had been standing silently by, gave a loud shout and pointed to the corner of the house where the Wicked Witch had been lying.
"The Witch of the East was proud of those silver shoes," said one of the Munchkins, "and there is some charm connected with them; but what it is we never knew."
The Munchkins and the Witch first looked at one another, and then at Dorothy, and then shook their heads.
Her tears seemed to grieve the kind-hearted Munchkins, for they immediately took out their handkerchiefs and began to weep also.
The three Munchkins bowed low to her and wished her a pleasant journey, after which they walked away through the trees.
[USA], Aug 11 (ANI): American reality star and make-up mogul Kylie Jenner, who celebrated her 22nd birthday on Saturday, has got the best gift from her little munchkin Stormi Webster, who sang 'Happy Birthday' to her mother in a sweet video.
Any time you fear you might have attached to career, it just goes out the window because the real priority is keeping this little munchkin alive and making sure he's looked after.
The dancers have worked with leading choreographer Carl Parris (West End shows Cats, Anything Goes, Fame and Jesus Christ Superstar) to bring Munchkin country to life and they are set to clock up 50 hours of rehearsals.
"My Pet Peeve" is a story in verse about a special kitten named Munchkin who helps teach others the value of tolerance and acceptance.