a fairy or sprite, especially a mischievous one.
a small, pert, or mischievous person.
Also pix·ie·ish, pix·y·ish. playfully impish or mischievous; prankish: pixie mood; a pixie sense of humor.
- Also pix·y .
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How to use pixie in a sentence
If the devil were to arrive on Earth in human form, he wouldn’t appear as an infant born to an Upper West Side mom with a pixie cut, or even as a scheming, greedy, amoral presidential candidate.
Later, her life forced into a new shape by tragedy, she emerges as her own woman, a warrior queen with a bleached pixie ’do.Penélope Cruz Gives One of the Best Performances of Her Career in Pedro Almodóvar's Parallel Mothers | Stephanie Zacharek | September 1, 2021 | Time
The same Mia Farrow whose slightness made her a pixie-cut icon in “Rosemary’s Baby,” looking utterly vulnerable to the encroaching forces of evil.The surprisingly durable second act of Liam Neeson | Scott Tobias | June 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Inspired by one of the flatbreads I tasted that evening, this quick and easy recipe is my way of bringing some of the pixie dust from that meal to my everyday eating.Chickpeas, tomatoes and za’atar are the stars of this fun pizza on a pita | Ellie Krieger | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Its blue cast-member masks “sparkle with pixie dust and Mickey constellations,” according to the DisneyParks post announcing the debut of the design, available in pleated and contoured styles.At tourist sites, masking up without diluting the experience | Vicky Hallett | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
Missy, 37, is a petite, bespectacled gal with a green pixie cut, and her arms are adorned with tattoos.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set | Marlow Stern | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the pixie cut is heading out the door and it's cousin, the low bob, is the new "it" 'do.Goodbye Pixie Cut, Hello Lob: The Haircut Taking Over Hollywood | Erin Cunningham | June 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a Tumblr chat video, Lawrence explained that her new pixie cut was actually the result of a lob gone wrong.Abercrombie & Fitch to Launch Plus-Sized Line; Vuitton's Second-in-Command Ready for Ghesquière | The Fashion Beast Team | November 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Topanga was a Manic pixie Dream Girl before we even knew the Manic pixie Dream Girl was a thing.‘Boy Meets World’ Turns 20: The Silly Show We Can’t Help but Love | Kevin Fallon | September 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Also at the shindig were Jemma and Jodie Kidd, pixie Lott, Anna, Hamish and the rest.Beckham at Belstaff Party on Bond Street: "I'll Have a Becks, Please." | Tom Sykes | September 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They thought the Little Brown Man was a wicked pixie who would do them harm.The Green Forest Fairy Book | Loretta Ellen Brady
Soon the three fairies appeared, and one pixie dancing in Frances' aura.The Coming of the Fairies | Arthur Conan Doyle
This strange place had once been the home of a Burrow pixie.
"There is the pixie squadron crowding on all sail toward the inlet," he said.
The blade of Bigbelief missed the pixie's head and sank into his shoulder.
British Dictionary definitions for pixie
(in folklore) a fairy or elf
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