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elfish

[el-fish] /ˈɛl fɪʃ/
adjective
1.
elflike; elfin; small and mischievous.
Also, elvish.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; alteration of elvish
Related forms
elfishly, adverb
elfishness, noun
Synonyms
prankish, impish.
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Examples from the web for elfish
  • Same prank, same elfish grin, same feeling of nausea.
  • Her gnomes are in rebellion, or are holding high carnival with elfish imps from some nether world.
British Dictionary definitions for elfish

elfish

/ˈɛlfɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or like an elf or elves; charmingly mischievous or sprightly; impish
noun
2.
the supposed language of elves
Derived Forms
elfishly, elvishly, adverb
elfishness, elvishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for elfish
adj.

c.1200, alvisc; see elf + -ish. Related: Elfishly; elfishness.

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