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fairy

play
noun \ˈfer-ē\

Definition of fairy

plural fair·ies

  1. 1 :  a mythical being of folklore and romance usually having diminutive human form and magic powers

  2. 2 usually disparaging :  a male homosexual

fairy adjective
fairy·like play \-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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