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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 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.

fairy noun [C] (GAY)

offensive a gay man
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