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Definition of leprechaun noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

leprechaun

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈleprəkɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleprəkɔːn//
 
 
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(in Irish stories) a creature like a little man, with magic powers Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Irish leipreachán, based on Old Irish luchorpán, from lu ‘small’ + corp ‘body’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: leprechaun