The new movie Anonymous says Shakespeare was a fraud and has literary scholars screaming “fie!”
fie on frustrated feminists: If you are an Orthodox woman, you can have it all.
fie had spoken against a wall and taken his own echo for the other's voice.
fie had collected twenty-four of us, whom he called his 'disciples,' and shamed am I to say, I was one.
Mrs. O'Brien threw up astonished hands and cried out: "fie on you, Ellen, fie, for sayin' such a thing!"
fie on thee, John, to take a poor maid at her word so shortly.
fie, I scorn it, it shall never be cast in my teeth, that I was unthankful.
And Bianca, she too said, "fie, what foolish duty call you this?"
Had I been Trincalo, I'd have sworn th' had cheated: but, fie!
fie, monseigneur, your suspicions are offensive both to the queen and to me.
late 13c., possibly from Old French fi, exclamation of disapproval, and reinforced by a Scandinavian form (cf. Old Norse fy); it's a general sound of disgust that seems to have developed independently in many languages.