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little people

noun plural

Simple Definition of little people

  • : ordinary people who are not wealthy, famous, or powerful

  • : people of unusually small size

  • : very small imaginary beings (especially leprechauns) with magical powers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of little people

  1. 1 :  tiny imaginary beings (as fairies, elves, and leprechauns) of folklore

  2. 2 :  children

  3. 3 :  people of unusually small size

  4. 4 :  common people

Circa 1731

First Known Use of little people

circa 1731


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