Definición de fairy en inglés:

fairy

Saltos de línea: fairy
Pronunciación: /ˈfɛːri
 
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sustantivo (plural fairies)

  • 2A Central and South American hummingbird with a green back and long tail.
    • Genus Heliothryx, family Trochilidae: two species
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    • Hummingbirds vary in size from a 21/4-in. (6-cm) fairy hummingbird of Cuba (the smallest of all birds) to an 81/2-in. (21.6-cm) giant hummer of the Andes, Patagona gigas.
  • 3 informal , • derogatory A male homosexual.

Frases

away with the fairies

British informal Giving the impression of being mad, distracted, or in a dreamworld.
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  • My prone body would lie limp, my mental faculties away with the fairies with no estimated time of return.
  • The Fairy Ring was established five years ago after the founder of the National Fairy Appreciation Society folded her group - ‘she went away with the fairies,’ quipped Susan.
  • While he was gone, we spoke to his wife - he'd just had a hip replacement operation, and was just coming off the morphine. ‘You should have seen him, he was away with the fairies!’

Derivativos

fairylike

adjetivo
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  • Small fountains and courtyards drew her in; they seemed, in Guinevere's imagination, small pieces of another world; fairylike, ornate, and delicate.
  • Driving back we got the same thrill we always do at seeing Butte at night… It is so fairylike with its twinkling lights and so startling in a black wilderness.
  • Please take a brief walk back in time with me, as I share with you a bit of history about the exquisite, fairylike Rocky Mountain columbine.

Origen

Middle English (denoting fairyland, or fairies collectively): from Old French faerie, from fae, 'a fairy', from Latin fata 'the Fates', plural of fatum (see fate). Compare with fay.

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