feist

noun
\ ˈfīst How to pronounce feist (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈfīs How to pronounce fice (audio) \ or fyce \ ˈfīs How to pronounce fyce (audio) \

Definition of feist

chiefly dialectal
: a small dog

First Known Use of feist

1770, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for feist

obsolete fisting hound, from obsolete fist to break wind

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“Feist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feist. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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