fike

verb
\ ˈfīk \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of fike

 (Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 dialectal, British : to move restlessly : fidget
2 dialectal, British : worry, fuss don't fike about it
3 dialectal, British : to bustle about : create a fuss over nothing

transitive verb

chiefly Scottish : to bring pain to : hurt

fike

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of fike (Entry 2 of 3)

1 dialectal, British : fidget, worry
2 dialectal, British : a passing fancy : fad, whim

fike

Definition of fike (Entry 3 of 3)

variant spelling of fyke:2

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History and Etymology for fike

Verb

Middle English fiken, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse fīkjask to desire eagerly, fīkenn eager, Norwegian fika to strive, hurry, Danish fige; akin to Old English fācian to try to obtain, to get

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“Fike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fike. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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