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elfish

[ el-fish ]
/ ˈɛl fɪʃ /
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adjective

elflike; elfin; small and mischievous.

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Also elvish.

Origin of elfish

First recorded in 1535–45; alteration of elvish

OTHER WORDS FROM elfish

elf·ish·ly, adverbelf·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for elfish

elfish

elvish

/ (ˈɛlfɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or like an elf or elves; charmingly mischievous or sprightly; impish

noun

the supposed language of elves

Derived forms of elfish

elfishly or elvishly, adverbelfishness or elvishness, noun
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