Definitions for fairy tale
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a story, usu. for children, about elves, hobgoblins, dragons, fairies, or other magical creatures.
an incredible or misleading statement or account. Also called fair′y sto`ry.
Origin of fairy tale:
fairytale, fairy tale, fairy story(noun)
a story about fairies; told to amuse children
fairytale, fairy tale, fairy story, cock-and-bull story, song and dance(noun)
an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
fairy tale(noun)ˈfɛər i
a story for children involving magic
A folktale featuring fairies or similar fantasy characters.