One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounAustralian, NZ
Sweet bread sprinkled with hundreds and thousands.‘there'll be activities for the children, and vanilla scones and fairy bread’
- ‘She invited all my mates to her classroom, where we pinned the tail on the donkey and scoffed down chips and fairy bread and a cake shaped like a witch.’
- ‘Eating fairy bread made me think of my sister and made me feel like a kid again.’
- ‘There were thousands of people there, and a cake that looked like a train, balloons, gifts, and fairy bread!’
- ‘Hundreds and thousands were also prominent, with students snacking on fairy bread.’
- ‘Children will be encouraged to wear wings and make fairy bread, and there will also be face painting and a family photo booth.’
- ‘We'd made fairy bread, which only Donald had ever seen before.’
- ‘They're doing a kid's party theme, there'll be fairy bread and butterfly cakes.’
- ‘You had such a good time, showing off your toys and your beloved baby sister, eating fairy bread, green jelly and ice cream cake, watching your favourite kiddy movie on the big screen.’
- ‘I defrosted muffins, made fairy bread, and finished laying out the table.’
- ‘The primary school student treats himself to some fairy bread during the party.’
1920s: perhaps from the title of a poem of 1885 by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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