[ fahy ]
/ faɪ /


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


Can You Ace This Quiz About “Compliment” vs. “Complement”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

Origin of fie

1250–1300; Middle English fi < Middle French < Latin; compare Old Norse fȳ, Latin phy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for fie

British Dictionary definitions for fie

/ (faɪ) /


obsolete, or facetious an exclamation of distaste or mock dismay

Word Origin for fie

C13: from Old French fi, from Latin , exclamation of disgust
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012