noun Irish Folklore.
Origin of leprechaun
Examples from the Web for leprechaun
Entertainment Weekly named this 2003 movie, the sixth in the Leprechaun series, one of the 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made.
Among these is the Luchryman (Leithphrogan), or brogue maker, otherwise known as Leprechaun.The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
"But do not be thinking that this leprechaun was wicked," continued Shaun.Shaun O'Day of Ireland|Madeline Brandeis
To my first intention; that is, to illustrate the position in Fairydom of the Leprechaun.The Bunsby papers|John Brougham
British Dictionary definitions for leprechaun
Word Origin for leprechaun
Word Origin and History for leprechaun
c.1600, from Irish lupracan, metathesis from Old Irish luchorpan literally "a very small body," from lu "little" (from PIE *legwh- "having little weight;" see light (adj.)) + corpan, diminutive of corp "body," from Latin corpus "body" (see corporeal). Commonly spelled lubrican in 17c. English. Leithbragan is Irish folk etymology, from leith "half" + brog "brogue," because the spirit was "supposed to be always employed in making or mending a single shoe."