- a fairy.
Origin of fay1
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Origin of fay3
- a female given name, form of Faith.
Examples from the Web for fay
Others like Fay say that even funding needle-exchange programs is a waste of resources.Legal, Regulated Heroin Could Have Saved Philip Seymour Hoffman
Valerie Vande Panne
February 18, 2014
Fay Vincent utters Pete Rose's name just about as much as Rudy Giuliani says 9/11.Will a Criminal Enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
February 1, 2014
Screenplay by Robert Riskin, who happens to have been Fay Wray's first husband.Nora Ephron’s Favorite Love Stories
February 14, 2012
“There is a tension between what Tea Party groups around the country think and what we do in Massachusetts,” says Fay.Scott Brown's Hilarious Dance With the Tea Party
Samuel P. Jacobs
April 12, 2010
It will make all the difference in the world to Fay; and, on her account, to me also.
Fay's was not, and neither letter bore any address in Bombay.
FAY was still lying on her long chair in the verandah when Jan got in.
Then Fay sent her to say good night to the children, who were just getting ready for bed.
Do you mean to say, Fay, that he hasn't let you know where he is?
- a fairy or sprite
- of or resembling a fay
- informal pretentious or precious
- to fit or be fitted closely or tightly
- an obsolete word for faith
Word Origin and History for fay
"fairy," late 14c., from Old French fae (12c., Modern French fée), from Vulgar Latin *fata "goddess of fate," fem. singular of Latin fata (neuter plural), literally "the Fates" (see fate). Adjective meaning "homosexual" is attested from 1950s.
fem. proper name, in some cases from Middle English fei, Old French fei "faith," or else from fay "fairy."