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fay

verb \ ˈfā \

Definition of fay

fayed; faying; fays
: to fit or join closely or tightly

Origin and Etymology 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

in the meaning defined above


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fay

noun

Definition of fay

obsolete
: faith

Origin and Etymology of fay

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

First Known Use: 13th century

in the meaning defined above


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fay

noun

Definition of fay

: fairy, elf

Origin and Etymology of fay

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

First Known Use: 14th century

in the meaning defined above

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fay

adjective

Definition of fay

: resembling an elf

Examples of fay in a Sentence

  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

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fay

noun

Definition of fay

slang, usually disparaging
: ofay

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