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"fairy" in British English

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fairynoun [C]

uk   /ˈfeə.ri/  us   /ˈfer.i/
  • fairy noun [C] (IMAGINARY CREATURE)

an ​imaginarycreature with ​magicpowers, usually ​represented as a very ​smallperson 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 ​slightlystrange: 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
(Definition of fairy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fairynoun [C]

 us   /ˈfeər·i/
an ​imaginarycreature with ​magicalpowers who ​looks like a ​smallperson with ​wings
(Definition of fairy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fairy”
in Korean 요정…
in Arabic جِنّي, جِنِّيّة…
in Malaysian pari-pari…
in French fée, (de) fée…
in Russian фея…
in Chinese (Traditional) 想像中的生物, 小仙子,小精靈…
in Italian fata…
in Turkish peri…
in Polish wróżka…
in Spanish hada…
in Vietnamese thần tiên…
in Portuguese fada…
in Thai นางฟ้า…
in German die Fee…
in Catalan fada…
in Japanese 妖精…
in Chinese (Simplified) 想象中的生物, 小仙子,小精灵…
in Indonesian peri…
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