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Noun: fairy story  'feh-ree'sto-ree
  1. A children's story (often traditional) about imaginary or magical places and beings
    - fairytale, fairy tale
  2. An interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse
    - fairytale, fairy tale, cock-and-bull story [informal], song and dance [US, informal]

Derived forms: fairy stories

Type of: fib, narration, narrative, porky [Brit, informal], porky pie [Brit, informal], story, tale, taradiddle [informal], tarradiddle [informal]

Encyclopedia: Fairy story