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pixy

[pik-see] /ˈpɪk si/
noun, plural pixies, adjective
1.
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pixie

/ˈpɪksɪ/
noun (pl) pixies
1.
(in folklore) a fairy or elf
Word Origin
C17: of obscure origin
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Encyclopedia Article for pixy

pixie

in the folklore of southwestern England, tiny elflike spirit or mischievous fairy dressed in green who dances in the moonlight to the music of frogs and crickets. Its favourite pastimes are leading travelers astray and frightening young maidens. Pixies also delight in rapping on walls, blowing out candles, and playing in water. Pixies were first discussed at some length by Mrs. Anna Eliza Bray in The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy, 3 vol. (1837)

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