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Definition of "leprechaun" []

  • One of a race of elves in Irish folklore who can reveal hidden treasure to those who catch them. (noun)
  • (in Irish folklore) a mischievous elf, often believed to have a treasure hoard (noun)

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Use "leprechaun" in a sentence
  • "As I've said, wrap your tongue around that last phrase like you would the word "leprechaun.""
  • "Unlike the first Leprechaun mentioned, this leprechaun is a good one who leads the marching band to Notre Dame Stadium, leads the students in cheers at games, and does many other public appearances for the university."
  • "If you can really read this post i would like you to know that leprechaun is one of the greatest movies ever made in my mind."