F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey]
    • /feɪ/
    • /ˈfeɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey]
    • /feɪ/

Definitions of fay word

  • noun fay a female given name, form of Faith. 1
  • noun fay a fairy or sprite 0
  • adjective fay of or resembling a fay 0
  • adjective fay pretentious or precious 0
  • verb fay to fit or be fitted closely or tightly 0
  • noun fay a feminine name 0

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Origin of fay

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English faie, fei < Middle French feie, fee ≪ Latin Fāta Fate ( def 6 )

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Parts of speech for Fay


fay popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fay usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fay

noun fay

  • pixie — a fairy or sprite, especially a mischievous one.
  • leprechaun — a dwarf or sprite.
  • fairy — (in folklore) one of a class of supernatural beings, generally conceived as having a diminutive human form and possessing magical powers with which they intervene in human affairs.
  • brownie — Brownies are small flat biscuits or cakes. They are usually chocolate flavoured and have nuts in them.
  • small — of limited size; of comparatively restricted dimensions; not big; little: a small box.

Antonyms for fay

noun fay

  • giant — (in folklore) a being with human form but superhuman size, strength, etc.

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