Meaning of sky fairy in English:

sky fairy


  • A god or other deity, regarded as a simplistic, non-scientific explanation for the creation of the universe, natural laws, or events that affect people's lives.

    • ‘many humans are simply incapable of operating in the world unless they think some sky fairy will reward or punish them’


Late 19th century (in the sense ‘fairy imagined as inhabiting the sky’): from sky + fairy.