HyperDic: fairy

English > 2 senses of the word fairy:
NOUNperson fairy, faery, faerie, fay, spritea small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
person fairy, fagot, faggot, fag, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, poufoffensive term for an openly homosexual man
fairy > pronunciation
Soundsfeh'riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > fairy: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers.
Synonymsfaery, faerie, fay, sprite
NarrowerMorgan le Fay(Arthurian legend) a wicked enchantress who was the half sister and enemy of King Arthur
Oberson(Middle Ages) the king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore
Puck, Robin GoodfellowA mischievous sprite of English folklore
Titania(Middle Ages) the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore
elf, hob, gremlin, pixie, pixy, brownie, imp(folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
fairy godmotherA female character in some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine
gnome, dwarfA legendary creature resembling a tiny old man
tooth fairyA fairy that is said to leave money at night under a child's pillow to compensate for a baby tooth falling out
water sprite, water nymph, water spiritA fairy that inhabits water
Broaderspiritual being, supernatural beingAn incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
Spanishduende, fay, hada
Catalanfada, fay, follet
English > fairy: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningOffensive term for an openly homosexual man.
Synonymsfagot, faggot, fag, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, pouf
Broaderhomosexual, homophile, homo, gaysomeone who practices homosexuality
Usage ofdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
Spanishbujarra, bujarrón, loca, marica, maricón, mariposa, mariposón, moña, pluma, puto, queer, sarasa
Catalanfada, marica, maricó, marieta, monya

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