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elfin

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adjective elf·in \ˈel-fən\

Simple Definition of elfin

  • : having to do with elves : looking like an elf

Full Definition of elfin

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or produced by an elf b :  resembling an elf especially in its tiny size <elfin portions>

  2. 2 :  having an otherworldly or magical quality or charm

Examples of elfin

  1. They were delighted with the child's elfin charm.

  2. <the heroine in the story has an elfin beauty that men find irresistible>



Origin of elfin

irregular from elf


First Known Use: 1590


ELFIN Defined for Kids

elfin

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adjective elf·in \ˈel-fən\

Definition of elfin

  1. :  relating to elves





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