little people

1 of 2

plural of little person

little people

2 of 2

plural noun

1
: tiny imaginary beings (such as fairies, elves, and leprechauns) of folklore
2
3
: common people

Examples of little people in a Sentence

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Plural noun
In all seriousness, some hotels actually exist to cater to little people, so start there. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 22 May 2024 At a time when the little people are broke and resentful, his personal wealth and the wealth and influence of his wife’s family are electoral handicaps. Dominic Green, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 Their films are often about little people in a big world. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Dec. 2023 High crime and racial fear mongering is the price the little people must pay to keep the bloated government salaries and pensions going to the right people. Scott Centorino, National Review, 6 Dec. 2023 The activist in me just could not believe how little people knew and how little people cared. Anna Tingley, Variety, 31 Oct. 2023 As Novick captured in his video, little people, or dwarfs, can be subject to offensive and rude treatment daily. Rachel Swalin, Health, 20 Sep. 2023 Photograph: Amazon The Echo Pop is already the colorful little sibling of the Echo devices, and now the Echo Pop Kids is for the actual little people in your household. WIRED, 20 Sep. 2023 With more sports moving to streaming windows, big games are becoming an increasingly good opportunity to lure the sizable business that media honchos hope will follow little people. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 11 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Plural Noun

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of little people was in 1699

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“Little people.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/little%20people. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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