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Topic: FOLKLORE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: faerie 'fairyland', from fae 'fairy', from Latin fatum 'fate'

fairy

noun
     
fai‧ry plural fairies [countable]
1RF a small imaginary creature with magic powers, which looks like a very small person
2 old-fashioned not polite an offensive word for a homosexual man
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