from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that is insubstantial or impractical: "They'd wanted him for Ambassador in Paris but he'd turned it down; he'd no patience with the airy-fairies” ( John le Carré).
- adj. Insubstantial or impractical: "You are talking about some airy fairy concept which will never come in my lifetime” ( Margaret Thatcher).
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