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little people

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
1720-1730
1720-30
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British Dictionary definitions for little-people

little people

plural noun
1.
(folklore) small supernatural beings, such as elves, pixies, or leprechauns
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