Definition of leprechaun in English:

leprechaun

Line breaks: lep¦re|chaun
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛprəkɔːn
 
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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.
Synonyms
pixie, goblin, elf, sprite, fairy, gnome, imp, brownie, puck, devil; (leprechauns)the little people

Origin

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

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