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fey, adjective

1.Possessing or displaying a strange and otherworldly aspect or quality; magical or fairylike; elfin.

. . .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, “What Did You Expect, the Spanish Inquisition?”, New York Times, July 25, 1999

Fey comes from Middle English feye, feie, from Old English fæge, “fated to die.”


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