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Meaning of airy-fairy

air•y-fair•y

Pronunciation: (âr'ē-fâr'ē), [key]
— adj.
  1. an airy-fairy actress; an airy-fairy nightgown.
    1. delicate or lovely:an airy-fairy actress; an airy-fairy nightgown.
    2. not based on reality or concerned with mundane affairs; unrealistic:airy-fairy ideas about spending a fortune that isn't even his.
  2. effeminate; swishy.
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