- (in folklore) small, imaginary beings, as elves, fairies, or leprechauns.
- the common people, especially workers, small merchants, or the like, who lead conventional, presumably unremarkable lives.
- small children.
- midgets or dwarfs.
Origin of little people
First recorded in 1720–30
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- folklore small supernatural beings, such as elves, pixies, or leprechauns
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