Simple Definition of elfin
: having to do with elves : looking like an elf
Full Definition of elfin
1 a : of, relating to, or produced by an elf b : resembling an elf especially in its tiny size <elfin portions>
2 : having an otherworldly or magical quality or charm
Examples of elfin in a sentence
They were delighted with the child's elfin charm.
<the heroine in the story has an elfin beauty that men find irresistible>
Origin of elfin
irregular from elf
First Known Use: 1590
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Definition of elfin for Students
: relating to elves
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