variants or fee-fo-fum
plural -s
: a bloodthirsty person : ogre
were all fee-faw-fums … and the sooner that was admitted, the sooner some sort of solution could be reachedWilliam Manchester
: something designed to impose upon the timid and ignorant
black magic or whatever is the technical name for this sort of fee-fo-fumJ. 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 3 Jun. 2023.

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