fay


1fay

verb \ˈfā\

Definition of FAY

:  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

2fay

noun

Definition of FAY

obsolete
:  faith

Origin of FAY

Middle English fai, fei, from Anglo-French feid, fei — more at faith
First Known Use: 13th century

3fay

noun

Definition of FAY

:  fairy, elf

Origin of FAY

Middle English faie, from Anglo-French fee — more at fairy
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, muse, nimbus, phoenix

4fay

adjective

Definition of FAY

:  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>

First Known Use of FAY

14th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

5fay

noun

Definition of FAY

:  ofay

First Known Use of FAY

1927

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