noun \ˈfer-ē\
plural fair·ies

Definition of FAIRY

:  a mythical being of folklore and romance usually having diminutive human form and magic powers
usually disparaging :  a male homosexual
fairy adjective
fairy·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of FAIRY

  1. <fairies are part of the folklore of many countries and cultures>

Origin of FAIRY

Middle English fairie fairyland, enchantment, from Anglo-French faerie, from fee fairy, from Latin Fata, goddess of fate, from fatum fate
First Known Use: 14th century

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