A friend who supports others only when it is easy and convenient to do so: “I thought Gene would always stick by me, but when I got into trouble, he turned out to be a fair-weather friend.”
A person who is dependable in good times but is not in times of trouble. For example, You can’t rely on Sarah—she’s strictly a fair-weather friend. This expression likens fair weather to good times. [ Early 1700s ]
[fair-ee] /ˈfɛər i/ noun, plural fairies. 1. (in folklore) one of a class of supernatural beings, generally conceived as having a diminutive human form and possessing magical powers with which they intervene in human affairs. 2. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual. adjective 3. of or […]
noun 1. any fruit-eating passerine bird of the genus Irena, of the East Indies, the males of the several species being characteristically black below and purple-blue above.
- Fairy cycle
noun 1. a child’s bicycle
- Fairy dust
noun a magical dust thought to be used by fairies; by extension, any hypothetical thing thought to have special powers Word Origin 1840