verb (used with or without object), fifed, fif·ing.
Origin of fife
Related formsfif·er, noun
Examples from the Web for fifer
Next the Admiral made our fifer to play a merry and peaceful air.1492|Mary Johnston
William Kemp was the drummer, and Wilder Shepley the fifer, both noted musicians in their day.
Questioned, what was the personal appearance and age of the said fifer.Records of The Spanish Inquisition|Andrew Dickson White
The Meadowlark is a fifer of the fields, whose high, clear whistle is one of the most welcome bird songs of early spring.What Bird is That?|Frank M. Chapman
The drummer and fifer of our guard of marines were little fellows of twelve or thirteen years of age.The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner|John Wilkinson
British Dictionary definitions for fifer (1 of 3)
Derived Formsfifer, noun
Word Origin for fife
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Culture definitions for fifer
A small flute with a high, piercing tone, used mainly in military bands.