As soon as the word came out of her mouth, it stung. I was so surprised she had used that word to describe me! How could she? We had been friends for so long. Did she not accept me? Why would she view me like that?
Dwarfs, Little People and the M-Word
Midget - Wikipedia
Midget from midge , a sand fly  is a term for a person of unusually short stature that is considered by some to be pejorative. It may also refer to anything of much smaller than normal size, as a synonym for "miniature",  such as a midget cell , a midget crabapple , a midget submarine , MG's Midget , Daihatsu's Midget , and the Midget Mustang airplane ; or to anything that regularly uses anything that is smaller than normal other than a person , such as midget car racing and quarter midget racing ; or a smaller version of play or participation, such as midget golf ; or to anything designed for very young i. Merriam-Webster dictionary states that the first use of the term "midget" was in Midgets have always been popular entertainers, but were often regarded with disgust and revulsion in society.
How are the terms "dwarf," "little person," and "person of short stature" commonly used?
Dwarfism , also known as short stature , occurs when an organism is extremely small. In cases of proportionate dwarfism , both the limbs and torso are unusually small. Intelligence is usually normal, and most have a nearly normal life expectancy.