fairy ( fairies plural )
1 n-count A fairy is an imaginary creature with magical powers. Fairies are often represented as small people with wings.
2 n-count If someone describes a man as a fairy, they mean that he is a homosexual and they disapprove of this. OFFENSIVE, OLD-FASHIONED, disapproval
If you describe someone's ideas as airy-fairy, you are critical of them because you think the ideas are vague, impractical, and unrealistic.
...their airy-fairy principles.
If you call a woman your fairy godmother, you are saying in a slightly humorous way that she has been very helpful in your life, often at times when you thought you had problems that could not be solved. n-sing poss N
Fairy lights are small, coloured electric lights that are hung up as decorations, for example on a Christmas tree.
fairy story ( fairy stories plural ) A fairy story is the same as a fairy tale. n-count
fairy tale ( fairy tales plural ) , fairytale A fairy tale is a story for children involving magical events and imaginary creatures. n-count
She was like a princess in a fairy tale.
tooth fairy ( tooth fairies plural ) The tooth fairy is an imaginary creature. Children are told that if they put a tooth that comes out under their pillow, the tooth fairy will take it away while they are sleeping and leave a coin in its place. n-count usu the N in sing