Definition of


  1. (adj, all) suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
    the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday
  2. (adj, all) slightly insane

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Synonyms of Fey

elfin, touched

Origin of the word Fey

  1. "of excitement that presages death," from O.E. f?ge "doomed to die," also "timid;" and/or from O.N. feigr, both from P.Gmc. *faigjo- (cf. M.Du. vege, M.H.G. veige "doomed," also "timid," Ger. feige "cowardly"). Preserved in Scottish. Sense of "displaying unearthly qualities" and "disordered in the mind (like one about to die)" led to mo… more

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Words that sound like Fey

f, fa, faa, fab, fae, fao, fauve, fay, fbi, fe, feb, feb 2, fee, feoff, few, fha, fib, fief, fife, fifo, five, fo, fob, fob off, foe, fop, fovea

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