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pixie

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noun pix·ie \ˈpik-sē\
variants: or less commonly

pixy

Definition of pixie

plural

pixies

  1. 1 :  fairy; specifically :  a cheerful mischievous sprite

  2. 2 :  a usually petite vivacious woman or girl

pixieish

play \ˈpik-sē-ish\ adjective

Examples of pixie in a Sentence

  1. leave a dish of milk and some bread out for the pixies

Origin and Etymology of pixie

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1636

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms


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pixie

adjective pix·ie
variants: or less commonly

pixy

Definition of pixie

  1. :  playfully mischievous

pixiness

noun

Examples of pixie in a Sentence

  1. resorted to some pixie high jinks to liven up the office party

1943

First Known Use of pixie

1943


PIXIE Defined for English Language Learners

pixie

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noun

Definition of pixie for English Language Learners

  • : an imaginary creature that looks like a small person and has magical powers


PIXIE Defined for Kids

pixie

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noun pix·ie \ˈpik-sē\
variants: also

pixy

\ˈpik-sē\

Definition of pixie for Students

plural

pixies

  1. :  a mischievous elf or fairy



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