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little people

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plural noun
  1. (in folklore) small, imaginary beings, as elves, fairies, or leprechauns.
  2. the common people, especially workers, small merchants, or the like, who lead conventional, presumably unremarkable lives.
  3. small children.
  4. midgets or dwarfs.

Origin of little people

First recorded in 1720–30
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British Dictionary definitions for little people

little people

little folk

pl n
  1. folklore small supernatural beings, such as elves, pixies, or leprechauns
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