little-people

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:
1720–30

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little people or little folk
 
pl n
folklore small supernatural beings, such as elves, pixies, or leprechauns
 
little folk or little folk
 
pl n

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