airy-fairy

adjective \ -ˈfer-ē \

Definition of airy-fairy

1 chiefly British : delicate, fairylike
2 chiefly British : lacking substance or purpose : not practical
  • in … an airy-fairy, unserious, insufficiently careful fashion
  • The Times Literary Supplement (London)

First Known Use of airy-fairy

1837

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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AIRY-FAIRY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of airy-fairy for English Language Learners

  • : not having substance or purpose : not practical


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