fee-faw-fum

noun
\ ˌfēˌfȯˈfəm \
variants: or fee-fo-fum \ -​fōˈ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of fee-faw-fum

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 : 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

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“Fee-faw-fum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fee-faw-fum. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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