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pixie

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

Definition of pixie

plural pixies
1 :fairy; specifically :a cheerful mischievous sprite
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

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Origin and Etymology of pixie

origin unknown

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pixie

adjective
variants: or less commonly pixy

Definition of pixie

:playfully mischievous

pixiness

noun

Examples of pixie in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of pixie

1943


PIXIE Defined for English Language Learners

pixie

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

noun pix·ie
variants: also pixy \ˈpik-sē\

Definition of pixie for Students

plural pixies
:a mischievous elf or fairy


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