a female given name, form of .
a fairy or sprite
of or resembling a fay
(informal) pretentious or precious
to fit or be fitted closely or tightly
an obsolete word for faith
“fairy,” late 14c., from Old French fae (12c., Modern French fée), from Vulgar Latin *fata “goddess of fate,” fem. singular of Latin fata (neuter plural), literally “the Fates” (see fate). Adjective meaning “homosexual” is attested from 1950s.
fem. proper name, in some cases from Middle English fei, Old French fei “faith,” or else from fay “fairy.”
An adolescent or preadolescent boy as a homosexual sex object
[1970s+ Homosexuals; on analogy with nymphet, probably influenced by fawn]
- Faye correction
Faye correction (fā) See free-air correction.
[fey-it-vil] /ˈfeɪ ɪtˌvɪl/ noun 1. a city in S North Carolina. 2. a city in NW Arkansas.
[fahy-yoom] /faɪˈyum/ noun, adjective 1. . [el fahy-yoom, fey-] /ˌɛl faɪˈyum, feɪ-/ noun 1. (def 2). [fahy-yoom] /faɪˈyum/ noun 1. a province in N central Egypt: many archaeological remains. 691 sq. mi. (1790 sq. km). 2. Also called El Faiyum, El Fayum. a city in and the capital of this province, SW of Cairo. adjective […]
[feyz] /feɪz/ verb (used with object), fazed, fazing. 1. to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him. /feɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to disconcert; worry; disturb v. 1830, American English variant of Kentish dialect feeze “to frighten, alarm, discomfit” (mid-15c.), from Old English fesian, fysian “drive away,” from Proto-Germanic *fausjanan […]