Fay

or Faye

[ fey ]
/ feɪ /
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noun

a female given name, form of Faith.

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fay

1
/ (feɪ) /

noun

a fairy or sprite

adjective

of or resembling a fay
informal pretentious or precious

Word Origin for fay

C14: from Old French feie, ultimately from Latin fātum fate

fay

2
/ (feɪ) /

verb

to fit or be fitted closely or tightly

Word Origin for fay

Old English fēgan to join; related to Old High German fuogen, Latin pangere to fasten

fay

3
/ (feɪ) /

noun

an obsolete word for faith

Word Origin for fay

C13: from Anglo-French feid; see faith

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