pixie

[ pik-see ]
/ ˈpɪk si /

noun, plural pix·ies.

a fairy or sprite, especially a mischievous one.
a small, pert, or mischievous person.

adjective

Also pix·ie·ish, pix·y·ish. playfully impish or mischievous; prankish: pixie mood; a pixie sense of humor.

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Origin of pixie

First recorded in 1620–30; originally dialect (southwestern England) pixy, pigsy, pisky; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for pixie

pixie

pixy

/ (ˈpɪksɪ) /

noun plural pixies

(in folklore) a fairy or elf

Word Origin for pixie

C17: of obscure origin
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