little person


plural little people
: a person of unusually short stature and especially a person affected with dwarfism
For over five years, Sinéad has toured both primary and secondary schools around the country speaking with large groups about living life as a little personEmily Guest
After his release, he became an actor, finding roles written for little people.Mark Bialczak

Examples of little person in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What kind of narcissistic know-it-all arrogant little person would take that attitude? Sahaj Kaur Kohli, Washington Post, 22 June 2023 Like, there’s a little person inside your head who’s looking out through your eyes, trying to make sense of the world. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 31 May 2023 Here, little person Ebba (Sigrid Kandal Husjord) waits in the cold for a late-night tram. Peter Debruge, Variety, 3 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of little person was in 1538

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Cite this Entry

“Little person.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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