faye

Fay

[fey]
noun
a female given name, form of Faith.
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fay1 (feɪ)
 
n
1.  a fairy or sprite
 
adj
2.  of or resembling a fay
3.  informal pretentious or precious
 
[C14: from Old French feie, ultimately from Latin fātumfate]

fay2 (feɪ)
 
vb
to fit or be fitted closely or tightly
 
[Old English fēgan to join; related to Old High German fuogen, Latin pangere to fasten]

fay3 (feɪ)
 
n
an obsolete word for faith
 
[C13: from Anglo-French feid; see faith]

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fay
"fairy," 1393, from O.Fr. fae, from V.L. fata, fem. sing of L. fata (neut. pl.), lit. "the Fates." Adj. meaning "homosexual" is attested from 1950s.
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