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Middle English fairie, from Old French faerie, from fae, from Vulgar Latin Fāta (goddess of fate), from Latin fātum (fate)

fairy (abstract noun)

  1. Land of the fae, state of enchantment, associated with fays (as in fairy gold, fairy queen)



fairy (plural fairies)

  1. 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.
  2. (derogatory slang) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
  3. (paganism) A nature spirit revered in modern paganism.

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