Origin of fey
Examples from the Web for fey
The two secret ingredients: Poehler and Fey, who transform into clubbing Guidettes with unconventional pickup lines.Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey & Amy Poehler’s Funniest Moments (Video)|Kevin Fallon|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In her book Bossypants, Fey claims that her Palin impression did nothing to help net her comedy 30 Rock more viewers.
Annuale This is yet another gem from the first time Fey hosted in 2008.
Rudolph and Fey end the song Natalie Cole style, as each duetting with her unborn child.
As is the Fey way, her opening monologue included some stellar self-deprecating jokes.
The fey light suddenly left her eyes, and they became filled with tears.Dope|Sax Rohmer
I'm 'fey' to-day, as the Scotch say, and must 'dree my weird'.A harum-scarum schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
I wonder if one can feel "fey" for another man if he is dear to you as no other can be?A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
A man becoming part of our folklore becomes a fey, one-dimensional, shadow-image of reality.The Peacemaker|Alfred Coppel
But Isbel was "fey," and would take counsel from neither maid nor matron.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for fey
Word Origin for fey
Word Origin and History for fey
"of excitement that presages death," from Old English fæge "doomed to die, fated, destines," also "timid, feeble;" and/or from Old Norse feigr, both from Proto-Germanic *faigjo- (cf. Old Saxon fegi, Old Frisian fai, Middle Dutch vege, Middle High German veige "doomed," also "timid," German feige "cowardly"), from PIE *peig- "evil-minded, hostile" (see foe). Preserved in Scottish. Sense of "displaying unearthly qualities" and "disordered in the mind (like one about to die)" led to modern ironic sense of "affected."