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Definition of fairy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    fairy

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈfeəri//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈferi//
     
    (pl. fairies)
     
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  1. 1 (in stories) a creature like a small person, who has magic powers a good/wicked fairy see also tooth fairy
  2. 2(slang, disapproving) an offensive word for a homosexual man
  3. Word Origin Middle English (denoting fairyland, or fairies collectively): from Old French faerie, from fae, ‘a fairy’, from Latin fata ‘the Fates’, plural of fatum ‘that which has been spoken’, from fari ‘speak’.
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