Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fairy adj.

[fairy n.1 (3)]

effeminate, homosexual.

[US]R. McAlmon Distinguished Air (1963) 19: He [...] began soon to relate a variety of fairy stories which he had heard while in the army.
[US]J.T. Farrell ‘Just Boys’ in Short Stories (1937) 98: Just a nigger fairy party, and one of the shines slashed a white pansy’s throat.
[US]H. Miller Roofs of Paris (1983) 284: That fairy brother of Tania’s.
[US](con. 1948) G. Mandel Flee the Angry Strangers 371: Montclair is a punk! Montclair Boles is my fairy sister!
[US]M. Rumaker Exit 3 and Other Stories 138: ‘Them fairy fags,’ sneered Hook.
[US]F. Hilaire Thanatos 182: Oh, you fairy bastard!
[US]L. Kramer Faggots 19: I call dancing fairy sports.
[Ire]P. McCabe Breakfast on Pluto 71: Lots of little fairy boys like you back home then, Pat?
[UK]H. Mantel Beyond Black 164: Anybody showing his legs like that ’as got to be of the fairy persuasion.