Entry from US English dictionary
A substance or influence with an apparently magical effect that brings great success or luck: the folks who live there still seem to believe that they’ve been sprinkled with pixie dust
More example sentences
- There's no denying there remains a certain mystique about popular girls - like there's a special kind of pixie dust sprinkled on them.
- I show up and sprinkle pixie dust around and say everything will be alright and you get on with the arduous task of chasing agencies and websites
- Since then it has become all too clear that Swedish entrepreneurs are no more sprinkled with pixie dust than the rest of us.
1950s: from the magic dust that enabled humans to fly in J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan.
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Syllabification: pix·ie dust
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