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Definition of "fay" []

  • To join or fit closely or tightly. (verb-transitive)
  • A fairy or an elf. (noun)
  • Archaic Faith: "Sirrah, by my fay, it waxes late” ( Shakespeare). (noun)
  • A fairy or sprite (noun)

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.

  • Of or resembling a fay (adjective)
  • Pretentious or precious (adjective)

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Use "fay" in a sentence
  • ""Are you coming to the blue moon?" called the fay, and his voice whistled and shrewed to them like the voice of a wind."
  • "The papers contained in the following colledion will, he is perfuaded, convince the public, that he has very much to fay, that is both ftriking and new."
  • "The sharp reprimand was not lost upon her, and in time it came to pass that for "fay" she said "succeed"; that she no longer spoke of"