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fay

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verb \ˈfā\

Definition of fay

  1. :  to fit or join closely or tightly



Origin of fay

Middle English feien, from Old English fēgan; akin to Old High German fuogen to fit, Latin pangere to fasten — more at pact


First Known Use: before 12th century


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fay

noun

Definition of fay

obsolete

  1. :  faith



Origin of fay

Middle English fai, fei, from Anglo-French feid, fei — more at faith


First Known Use: 13th century


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fay

noun

Definition of fay

  1. :  fairy, elf



Origin of fay

Middle English faie, from Anglo-French fee — more at fairy


First Known Use: 14th century

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fay

adjective

Definition of fay

  1. :  resembling an elf



Examples of fay

  1. <with her slight build and perky manner, the actress was usually cast as the fay young woman who charms all the men in town>



14th Century

First Known Use of fay

14th century

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fay

noun

Definition of fay

  1. :  ofay



1927

First Known Use of fay

1927


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