- a fairy or sprite, especially a mischievous one.
- a small, pert, or mischievous person.
- Also pix·ie·ish, pix·y·ish. playfully impish or mischievous; prankish: pixie mood; a pixie sense of humor.
Origin of pixie
Examples from the Web for pixies
Apparently, they wanted us to believe the troops were pixies from Mars.Cut the Baloney on Ukraine
Leslie H. Gelb
March 9, 2014
The Pixies—who have just released EP-1, their first collection of new material in more than 20 years—are no exception.
The most influential band of the late 80s, the Pixies broke up before they made it big.
Lovering: I can say in drumming, when the Pixies began, it was (makes rapid machine-gun drum sounds).
The Pixies were the most influential rock band of the late 80s and very early 90s.
But to see these—why, it is like the shepherd's glimpse at the pixies!The Heir of Redclyffe
Charlotte M. Yonge
In Devonshire the flowers of Stitchwort are known as Pixies.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
As she was returning, she heard the Pixies debating about what they would do to punish the other.The Fairy Mythology
"So, you don't think he's carr'd away by the pixies, then," said Mrs. Trenow.The Wizard of West Penwith
William Bentinck Forfar
They believed that the pixies went to dance there whenever the moon was full.Jim Davis
- (in folklore) a fairy or elf
Word Origin and History for pixies
c.1630, of obscure origin, perhaps from or relatred to Swedish dialect pyske "small fairy," but West County origin suggests ultimate source in Cornwall and thus something Celtic. Earliest references were in pixy-path "bewilderment," literally "path on which one is led astray by pixies," and pixie-led "lost."