or fice fist
[ fahyst ]
/ faɪst /
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a small mongrel dog, especially one that is ill-tempered; cur; mutt.
verb (used without object)
South Midland U.S. to prance or strut about: Look at him feist around in his new clothes.
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Origin of feist
1760–70; compare (from 16th cent.) fisting hound, fisting cur, as contemptuous epithets for any kind of dog (present participle of fist to break wind, late Middle English; compare Old English fisting breaking wind, Middle Low German vīst, German Fist fart); (def 2) perhaps back formation from feisty
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You may prefer to 'ave a iron-shod 'eel ground on your fices.