Word of the Day
Sunday, July 29, 2001

Definitions for fey

  1. Possessing or displaying a strange and otherworldly aspect or quality; magical or fairylike; elfin.
  2. Having power to see into the future; visionary; clairvoyant.
  3. Appearing slightly crazy, as if under a spell; touched.

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Citations for fey
. . .the former a gang of dangerous delinquents, fearless, macho, vulgar . . ., the latter a group of mischievous schoolboys, whimsical, fey, sophisticated and daringly experimental. Sean Kelly, New York Times
Beneath a fey manner, his mother was highly competitive. Evan Thomas, The Very Best Men
Origin of fey
Fey comes from Middle English feye, feie, from Old English fæge, "fated to die."