fee–faw–fum

noun \ˌfēˌfȯˈfəm\
variants: or

fee–fo–fum

\-fōˈ-\

Definition of fee–faw–fum

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a bloodthirsty person :  ogre were all fee-faw-fums … and the sooner that was admitted, the sooner some sort of solution could be reached — William Manchester

  2. 2 :  something designed to impose upon the timid and ignorant black magic or whatever is the technical name for this sort of fee-fo-fum — J. C. Snaith

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fee–faw–fum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

not embarrassed or apologetic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!