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Definition of "elfish" [elf•ish]

  • Of or relating to elves. (adjective)
  • Prankish; mischievous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elfish" in a sentence
  • "Saunders took it as a compliment; and, indeed, it was done with a kind of elfish grace, which cast a glamour over his eyes."
  • "For "elfish" means bewitched by the elves, and hence vacant or absent in demeanour."
  • "Mitch Daniels is a short, bald, kind of elfish looking man."