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airy–fairy

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adjective \-ˈfer-ē\

Simple Definition of airy–fairy

  • : not having substance or purpose : not practical

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of airy–fairy

  1. 1 chiefly British :  delicate, fairylike

  2. 2 chiefly British :  lacking substance or purpose <in … an airy–fairy, unserious, insufficiently careful fashion — Times Literary Supplement>

1837

First Known Use of airy–fairy

1837


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