Fairy definitions

fâr'ē
Of fairies.
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Fairylike; graceful; delicate.
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A being usually in human form and having magic powers, specif. one that is tiny, graceful, and delicate.
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A male homosexual.
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An imaginary being in human form, depicted as clever, mischievous, and possessing magical powers.
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Used as a disparaging term for a gay man.
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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.

An example of a fairy is Tinker Bell.

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A mythical being who had magical powers, known in many sizes and descriptions, although often depicted in modern illustrations only as small and spritely with gauze-like wings; A sprite.
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(Northern England, US, derogatory, colloquial) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
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(paganism) A nature spirit revered in modern paganism.
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Origin of fairy

English from ca. 1300, first in the sense of "enchantment, illusion, dream" and later "realm of the fays, fairy-land" or "the inhabitants of fairyland as a collective". The re-interpretation of the term as a countable noun denoting individual inhabitants of fairy-land can be traced to the 1390s, but becomes common only in the 16th century.