- pl. -·ies a fairy
Origin of faerieOld French faerie (see fairy): eastern; English use due to Spenser
- A tiny, mischievous, imaginary being; a fairy.
- The land or realm of the fairies.
Origin of faerieMiddle English faierie, fairie; see fairy.
- fa′er·ie, fa′er·y
From Old French faerie; re-introduced into English in deliberately archaising spelling in 1590 by Edmund Spenser in authoring the Faerie Queene.