little people

plural noun

Definition of little people

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

  2. 2 :  children

  3. 3 :  people of unusually short stature

  4. 4 :  common people

Circa 1731

First Known Use of little people

circa 1731


LITTLE PEOPLE Defined for English Language Learners

little people

plural noun

Definition of little people for English Language Learners

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

  • : people of unusually small size

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


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