(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.
midgets or dwarfs.
Origin of little people
First recorded in 1720–30
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Related Words for little peopleelves
folklore small supernatural beings, such as elves, pixies, or leprechauns
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