1. a fanciful tale, a ‘tall story’.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 27 Oct. 24/1: He had told the inquiring stewards a lot of ‘fairies,’ though they didn’t save him from being ‘rubbed out’ for 12 months.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 19 June 1/1: A punting pal pitched him a fairy about judicial fury .|
|Home to Harlem 66: Don’t hand me none o’ that fairy stuff, for I ain’t gwine to swallow it.|
|Hot Gold III i: Who told you that fairy, sergeant?|
2. the teller of fanciful tales.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 20 Oct. 24/2: A wish to be seeing this tipstering being, / Impelled me behind the partition to glance, / And there stood a hairy and beer-sodden ‘fairy,’ / Beguiling a swell with his little romance.|
to tell a ‘tall story’.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 29 Nov. 31/2: After that, we nicknamed each one accordin’ to his perktickler perculyeraraty, an’ uster pitch ’em fairies about how we wur learnin’ colonyal, an’ gettin’ remittances from ’Ome.|
|Fair Go, Spinner 103: He’d pitch ’em lots of ‘fairies’.|