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Monday, March 07, 2005

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
900
Fey comes from Middle English feye, feie, from Old English fæge, "fated to die."