variants or less commonly fice or fyce
chiefly dialectal
: a small dog

Examples of feist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lacking a tail doesn’t diminish a feist’s value to its owner. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, 15 Jan. 2020

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Word History


obsolete fisting hound, from obsolete fist to break wind

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of feist was in 1770

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“Feist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feist. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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