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or fa·er·y

[fey-uh-ree, fair-ee]
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  1. the imaginary land of the fairies; fairyland.
  2. Archaic. a fairy.
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  1. fairy.
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Origin of faerie

First recorded in 1580–90; spelling variant of fairy
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Related Words for faerie

dreamland, cloudland, faerie, fairyland, wonderland

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British Dictionary definitions for faerie



noun plural -ries archaic, or poetic
  1. the land of fairies
  2. enchantment
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adjective, noun
  1. a variant of fairy
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Word Origin and History for faerie


supernatural kingdom, "Elfland," c.1300, from Old French fairie; see fairy.

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