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fairy

noun [C] uk   /ˈfeə.ri/  us   /ˈfer.i/

fairy noun [C] (IMAGINARY CREATURE)

an imaginary creature with magic powers, usually represented as a very small person with wings: Do you believe in fairies? She used to think there were fairies at the bottom of her garden.be away with the fairies UK humorous to behave in a way that is slightly strange: It's no good asking her to take care of the children - she's away with the fairies most of the time.
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fairy noun [C] (GAY)

offensive a gay man
Translations of “fairy”
in Arabic جِنّي, جِنِّيّة…
in Korean 요정…
in Malaysian pari-pari…
in French fée, (de) fée…
in Turkish peri…
in Italian fata…
in Chinese (Traditional) 想像中的生物, 小仙子,小精靈…
in Russian фея…
in Polish wróżka…
in Vietnamese thần tiên…
in Spanish hada…
in Portuguese fada…
in Thai นางฟ้า…
in German die Fee…
in Catalan fada…
in Japanese 妖精…
in Indonesian peri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 想象中的生物, 小仙子,小精灵…
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