airy fairy

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EtymologyEdit

Coined by Alfred, Lord Tennyson in his 1830 poem Lilian.

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AdjectiveEdit

airy fairy ‎(comparative more airy fairy, superlative most airy fairy)

  1. insubstantial
  2. impractical

QuotationsEdit

  • 1830, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Lilian:
    Airy, fairy Lilian,¶ Flitting, fairy Lilian,¶ When I ask her if she love me,¶ Claps her tiny hands above me

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