I know this word isn't exactly a new word that will be added to our vocabulary, but in honor of it being St. Patrick's Day, I thought it was fitting.
lep·re·chaun [lep-ruh-kawn, -kon]
noun Irish Folklore
1. a dwarf or sprite.
2. a conventionalized literary representation of this figure as a little old man who will reveal the location of a hidden crock of gold to anyone who catches him.
WORDS RELATED TO LEPRECHAUN
pixie, fairy, gnome, brownie, fay, sprite, elfin
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Origin: 1595–1605; < Irish leipreachán, lucharachán, MIr luchrapán, lupra ( c ) cán, metathesized forms of Old Irish lúchorp ( án ), equivalent to lú- small + corp body (< Latin corpus ) + -án diminutive suffix
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR LEPRECHAUN
Entertainment Weekly named this 2003 movie, the sixth in the Leprechaun series, one of the 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made.
10 MOVIES TOO AWFUL FOR THE THEATER|SHANNON DONNELLY, THE DAILY BEAST VIDEO|MARCH 28, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Among these is the Luchryman (Leithphrogan), or brogue maker, otherwise known as Leprechaun.
THE GLORIES OF IRELAND|EDITED BY JOSEPH DUNN AND P.J. LENNOX
"But do not be thinking that this leprechaun was wicked," continued Shaun.
SHAUN O'DAY OF IRELAND|MADELINE BRANDEIS
To my first intention; that is, to illustrate the position in Fairydom of the Leprechaun.
THE BUNSBY PAPERS|JOHN BROUGHAM
A new light of respect and fear came into the Leprechaun's eyes.
DAVID AND THE PHOENIX|EDWARD ORMONDROYD
Just now he was being a sly leprechaun, if one can imagine a double-chinned, three-hundred pound leprechaun.
THE MAROONER|CHARLES A. STEARNS