Definition of fey adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//feɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//feɪ//
(literary, sometimes disapproving)
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(usually of a person) sensitive and rather mysterious or strange; not acting in a very practical way One of the guests was a slightly fey romantic novelist. Word OriginOld English fǣge (in the sense ‘fated to die soon’), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch veeg and to German feige ‘cowardly’.
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