airy-fairy

adjective \ -ˈfer-ē \

Definition of airy-fairy

1 chiefly British :delicate, fairylike
2 chiefly British :lacking substance or purpose
  • in … an airy-fairy, unserious, insufficiently careful fashion
  • The Times Literary Supplement (London)

First Known Use of airy-fairy

1837


AIRY-FAIRY Defined for English Language Learners

airy-fairy

adjective

Definition of airy-fairy for English Language Learners

  • : not having substance or purpose : not practical


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