Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

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

Learn More about little people

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up little people? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).