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fey

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adjective \ˈfā\

Definition of fey

  1. 1 a chiefly Scottish :  fated to die :  doomed b :  marked by a foreboding of death or calamity

  2. 2 a :  able to see into the future :  visionary b :  marked by an otherworldly air or attitude c :  crazy, touched

  3. 3 a :  excessively refined :  precious b :  quaintly unconventional :  campy

fey·ly adverb
fey·ness noun


Origin of fey

Middle English feye, from Old English fǣge; akin to Old High German feigi doomed and perhaps to Old English fāh hostile, outlawed — more at foe


First Known Use: before 12th century


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