Meaning of “elf” in the English Dictionary

"elf" in British English

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elfnoun [ C ]

uk /elf/ us /elf/ plural elves

an imaginary being, often like a small person with pointed ears, in popular stories

ELFnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌiː.elˈef/ us /ˌiː.elˈef/

(Definition of “elf” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elf" in American English

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elfnoun [ C ]

us /elf/ plural elves /elvz/

a small, imaginary person, usually shown in pictures dressed in green with pointed ears and a tall hat, and often described in stories as playing tricks and having magical powers

(Definition of “elf” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)