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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.
Historical Examples

There is nothing more beautiful than the airy-fairy soap-bubble with its everchanging colors.
How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John

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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