The definition of a fairy is a tiny, magical, make-believe human-like creature with wings, or is an offensive slang term of contempt for a male homosexual.noun
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noun pl. fairies
- an imaginary being usually in human form and supposed to have magic powers, specif. one that is tiny, graceful, and delicate
- Slang a male homosexual: term of contempt or derision
Origin: ME, fairyland, fairy < OFr faerie < fée: see fay
- of fairies
- fairylike; graceful; delicate
- fairylike adjective
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noun pl. fair·ies
- A tiny imaginary being in human form, depicted as clever, mischievous, and possessing magical powers.
- Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual man.
Origin: Middle English fairie, fairyland, enchanted being, from Old French faerie, from fae, fairy, from Vulgar Latin Fāta, goddess of fate, from Latin fātum, fate; see Fate .