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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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