Little Person Meaning
(fantasy) A small magical humanoid creature, such as an elf, leprechaun, or fairy.
Example: 2012, Vera Chouinard, Edward Hall, Robert Wilton, Towards Enabling Geographies, page 188:
Here, the amount of personal space that is acknowledged for a little person is similar to that of a child.
1961, Muriel Saint Clare Byrne, Elizabethan Life in Town and Country, page 285:
His nurse had told him all about changelings, and how the little people would always try to steal a beautiful human child out of its cradle and put in its stead one of their own ailing, puking brats [â€¦]
Used other than as an idiom: see little,â€Ž person.