- a fairy.
noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
- a female given name, form of Faith.
- a fairy or sprite
- of or resembling a fay
- informal pretentious or precious
- to fit or be fitted closely or tightly
- an obsolete word for faith
“fairy,” late 14c., from Old French fae (12c., Modern French fée), from Vulgar Latin *fata “goddess of fate,” fem. singular of Latin fata (neuter plural), literally “the Fates” (see fate). Adjective meaning “homosexual” is attested from 1950s.
fem. proper name, in some cases from Middle English fei, Old French fei “faith,” or else from fay “fairy.”