delicate or lovely:
an airy-fairy actress; an airy-fairy nightgown.
not based on reality or concerned with mundane affairs; unrealistic:
airy-fairy ideas about spending a fortune that isn’t even his.
Slang. effeminate; swishy.
There is nothing more beautiful than the airy-fairy soap-bubble with its everchanging colors.
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Nothing of the tootsey-wootsey about her foot, and nothing of the airy-fairy trifle about her slipper.
Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son George Horace Lorimer
(informal) fanciful and unrealistic: an airy-fairy scheme
delicate to the point of being insubstantial; light
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