fairy

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Singular
fairy

Plural
fairies

  1. (fiction, folklore, or mythology) A type of human-like being with magical powers. In modern stories fairies are small with insect-like wings. In older stories they were human-size and very powerful, and sometimes dangerous.
    A fairy granted then each a wish.
    Some people say fairies live beneath the hills in Ireland.
  2. (slang), (very offensive) A homosexual man, usually one who is very feminine.
    I'm not sure that fairy even knows he's male.

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