The definition of fey is eccentric or strange.adjective
An example of something fey is wearing a Halloween costume in the middle of the spring.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- Now Chiefly Scot.
- fated; doomed to death: archaic except in Scottish usage
- in an unusually excited state, formerly believed to portend sudden death
- strange or unusual in any of certain ways, as, variously, eccentric, whimsical, visionary, elfin, shy, otherworldly
Origin: ME feie < OE fæge, fated, akin to Ger feige, cowardly (OHG feigi, doomed) < IE base *peik-, hostile > foe, feud, L piger, averse
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- a. Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality: “She's got that fey look as though she's had breakfast with a leprechaun” (Dorothy Burnham).b. Having visionary power; clairvoyant.c. Appearing touched or crazy, as if under a spell.
- Scots a. Fated to die soon.b. Full of the sense of approaching death.
Origin: Middle English feie, fated to die, from Old English fǣge.
- feyˈly adverb
- feyˈness noun