airy-fairy


airy–fairy

adjective \-ˈfer-ē\

: not having substance or purpose : not practical

Full Definition of AIRY-FAIRY

1
chiefly British :  delicate, fairylike
2
chiefly British :  lacking substance or purpose <in … an airy–fairy, unserious, insufficiently careful fashion — Times Literary Supplement>

First Known Use of AIRY-FAIRY

1837

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