fairyland

[fair-ee-land]
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Origin of fairyland

First recorded in 1580–90; fairy + land
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Historical Examples of fairyland

  • Mr. Burke, don't you know from what county of fairyland Helen hails?

  • Everything in this part of fairyland was lovely, but it was always cloudy.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • It turned out that the stranger was Arawn, a king in Fairyland.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • Then he made off and reported again to his playmates in fairyland.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • In fact, these famous pigs were a present from the King of Fairyland.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis


British Dictionary definitions for fairyland

fairyland

noun
  1. the imaginary domain of the fairies; an enchanted or wonderful place
  2. a fantasy world, esp one resulting from a person's wild imaginings
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Word Origin and History for fairyland
n.

1580s, from fairy + land (n.).

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