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English noun: fairy

1. fairy (person) a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers


Synonymsfaerie, faery, fay, sprite


Broader (hypernym)spiritual being, supernatural being


Narrower (hyponym)brownie, dwarf, elf, fairy godmother, gnome, gremlin, hob, imp, Morgan le Fay, Oberson, pixie, pixy, Puck, Robin Goodfellow, Titania, tooth fairy, water nymph, water spirit, water sprite

2. fairy (person) offensive term for an openly homosexual man


Synonymsfag, faggot, fagot, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer


Broader (hypernym)gay man, shirtlifter


Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement









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