[ feend ]
/ find /


verb (used without object)

Also feen [feen] /fin/. Slang. to desire greatly: just another junkie fiending after his next hit; As soon as I finish a cigarette I'm fiending to light another.

Origin of fiend

before 900; Middle English feend, Old English fēond; cognate with German Feind, Old Norse fjandr, Gothic fijands foe, orig. present participle of fijan to hate


fiend·like, adjectiveun·der·fiend, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for feen

  • But really the identity of Feen and Finn seems tolerably clear.

  • Quite apart from the assumed identity of Feen and Finn, this indicates a kinship that was not limited even by the river Elbe.

British Dictionary definitions for feen (1 of 3)

/ (fiːn) /


Irish dialect an informal word for man

British Dictionary definitions for feen (2 of 3)

/ (fiːnd) /


an evil spirit; demon; devil
a person who is extremely wicked, esp in being very cruel or brutal
  1. a person who is intensely interested in or fond of somethinga fresh-air fiend; he is a fiend for cards
  2. an addicta drug fiend
(informal) a mischievous or spiteful person, esp a child

Derived forms of fiend

fiendlike, adjective

Word Origin for fiend

Old English fēond; related to Old Norse fjāndi enemy, Gothic fijands, Old High German fīant

British Dictionary definitions for feen (3 of 3)

/ (fiːnd) /


the Fiend the devil; Satan
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