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fairy

noun [C] (IMAGINARY CREATURE)    /ˈfeə.ri/ US  /ˈfer.i/
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.Legendary and mythological characters be away with the fairies humorous to behave in a way that is slightly strange: It's no good asking her to look after the children - she's away with the fairies most of the time.Strange, suspicious and unnatural things and people
(Definition of fairy noun (IMAGINARY CREATURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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