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Definition of "fairy" []

  • A tiny imaginary being in human form, depicted as clever, mischievous, and possessing magical powers. (noun)
  • Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual man. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fairy" in a sentence
  • "IV. viii.12 (222,1) T. this great fairy] Mr. Upton has well observed, that _fairy_; which Dr. Warburton and sir T. Hanmer explain by"
  • "Unfortunately, the word fairy rhymes with St. Mary."
  • "Not surprisingly, perhaps, the word "fairy tale" keeps popping up whenever the director describes his latest film, "Drive," his first venture in filmmaking outside of Denmark."