little people

   the fairies
   The fairies were malevolent, unlike their namesakes in Christmas pantomimes, and you had to speak nicely about them. Also as little folk.

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  • little people — little .people n [plural] 1.) all the people in a country or organization who have no power ▪ It s the little people who bear the brunt of taxation. 2.) the little people imaginary people with magic powers, especially Irish ↑leprechauns …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • little people — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) the ordinary people of a country or organization. 2) fairies or leprechauns …   English terms dictionary

  • little people — n. 1. Folklore small, humanlike imaginary beings, as fairies, elves, dwarfs, or leprechauns 2. very small people; midgets …   English World dictionary

  • Little People — For other uses, see Little people (disambiguation). The Fisher Price Little People logo used beginning in mid 2007. From left to right: Eddie, Sonya Lee, Michael. Little People is a toy brand for preschoolers, originally produced by Fisher Price… …   Wikipedia

  • Little people — The term little people (or Little People) may refer to: *People with dwarfism and people who are called midgets are sometimes referred to as little people. ** Little People of America , organization representing some of the above ** Little People …   Wikipedia

  • little\ people — • wee folk • little folk • little people n. phr. Fairy people; brownies; elves; fairies; or goblins. Mother read me a story about the wee folk who lived in the forest and came out at night. There are many stories about little people dancing in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • little people — noun (plural) 1 all the people in a country or organization who have no power: It s the little people who bear the brunt of taxation. 2 the little people fairies (fairy (1)), especially Irish leprechauns …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • little people — /ˈlɪtl pipəl/ (say litl peepuhl) noun 1. Also, little folk. small legendary beings, as elves, pixies, or leprechauns. 2. people affected by dwarfism …   Australian English dictionary

  • little people — noun plural Date: circa 1731 1. tiny imaginary beings (as fairies, elves, and leprechauns) of folklore 2. children 3. people of unsually small size 4. common people …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • little people — n. small imaginary creatures, fairies, leprechauns, elves (Folklore); midgets, dwarfs; small children; common people, simple people …   English contemporary dictionary

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