A tiny, mischievous, imaginary being; a fairy.
The land or realm of the fairies.
Other Word Forms
Origin of faerie
- Middle English faierie, fairie fairy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French faerie; re-introduced into English in deliberately archaising spelling in 1590 by Edmund Spenser in authoring the Faerie Queene.