fie

[ fahy ]
/ faɪ /
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interjection

(used to express mild disgust, disapprobation, annoyance, etc.)
(used to express the humorous pretense of being shocked.)

Nearby words

  1. fiducial,
  2. fiduciary,
  3. fiduciary bond,
  4. fiduciary issue,
  5. fidus achates,
  6. fiedler,
  7. fiedler, arthur,
  8. fief,
  9. fiefdom,
  10. field

Origin of fie

1250–1300; Middle English fi < Middle French < Latin; compare Old Norse fȳ, Latin phy

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British Dictionary definitions for fie

fie

/ (faɪ) /

interjection

obsolete, or facetious an exclamation of distaste or mock dismay

Word Origin for fie

C13: from Old French fi, from Latin , exclamation of disgust

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Word Origin and History for fie

fie

interj.

late 13c., possibly from Old French fi, exclamation of disapproval, and reinforced by a Scandinavian form (cf. Old Norse fy); it's a general sound of disgust that seems to have developed independently in many languages.

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