Feening



[feend] /find/

noun
1.
Satan; the devil.
2.
any evil spirit; demon.
3.
a diabolically cruel or wicked person.
Synonyms: monster, savage, brute, beast, devil.
4.
a person or thing that causes mischief or annoyance:
Those children are little fiends.
5.
Informal. a person who is extremely addicted to some pernicious habit:
an opium fiend.
6.
Informal. a person who is excessively interested in some game, sport, etc.; fan; buff:
a bridge fiend.
7.
a person who is highly skilled or gifted in something:
a fiend at languages.
verb (used without object)
8.
Also, feen [feen] /fin/ (Show IPA). Slang. to desire greatly: just another junkie fiending after his next hit;
As soon as I finish a cigarette I’m fiending to light another.
/fiːnd/
noun
1.
an evil spirit; demon; devil
2.
a person who is extremely wicked, esp in being very cruel or brutal
3.
(informal)

4.
(informal) a mischievous or spiteful person, esp a child
/fiːnd/
noun
1.
the Fiend, the devil; Satan
n.

Old English feond “enemy, foe,” originally present participle of feogan “to hate,” from Proto-Germanic *fijæjan (cf. Old Frisian fiand “enemy,” Old Saxon fiond, Middle Dutch viant, Dutch vijand “enemy,” Old Norse fjandi, Old High German fiant, Gothic fijands), from PIE root *pe(i)- “to blame, revile” (cf. Gothic faian “to blame;” see passion).

As spelling suggests, it was originally the opposite of friend, but the word began to be used in Old English for “Satan” (as the “enemy of mankind”), which shifted its sense to “diabolical person” (early 13c.). The old sense of the word devolved to foe, then to the imported word enemy. For spelling with -ie- see field. Meaning “devotee (of whatever is indicated),” e.g. dope fiend, is from 1865.

combining word

A devotee or user of what is indicated: camera fiend/ dope-fiend/ sex fiend (1865+)

verb

To use a choke hold on a robbery victim: They’d take out a bodega, or fiend a few housewives (1980+ Underworld)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Feens

    [feend] /find/ noun 1. Satan; the devil. 2. any evil spirit; demon. 3. a diabolically cruel or wicked person. Synonyms: monster, savage, brute, beast, devil. 4. a person or thing that causes mischief or annoyance: Those children are little fiends. 5. Informal. a person who is extremely addicted to some pernicious habit: an opium fiend. […]

  • Feep

    /feep/ 1. The soft electronic “bell” sound of a display terminal (except for a VT-52); a beep (in fact, the microcomputer world seems to prefer beep). 2. To cause the display to make a feep sound. ASR-33s (the original TTYs) do not feep; they have mechanical bells that ring. Alternate forms: beep, “bleep”, or just […]



  • Feeper

    /fee’pr/ The device in a terminal or workstation (usually a loudspeaker of some kind) that makes the feep sound.

  • Feeping creature

    [feeping creaturism] An unnecessary feature; a bit of chrome that, in the speaker’s judgment, is the camel’s nose for a whole horde of new features. [Jargon File]



Disclaimer: Feening definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.