Definition of leprechaun in English:

leprechaun

Syllabification: lep·re·chaun
Pronunciation: /ˈleprəˌkän, -ˌkôn
 
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noun

  • (In Irish folklore) a small, mischievous sprite.
    More example sentences
    • In fact, all I knew about Celtic folklore consisted of one silly story about a leprechaun.
    • And tomorrow the sky will be pink and filled with flying leprechauns and fairies.
    • You are likely to see queens, princesses, leprechauns, angels, devils and a mixture of all sorts.

Origin

early 17th century: from Irish leipreachán, based on Old Irish luchorpán, from lu 'small' + corp 'body'.

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