- 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.
Origin of pixie
Related Words for pixieleprechaun, gremlin, puck, elf, brownie, imp, goblin, spirit, gnome, fay, hob, sprite, bogie
Examples from the Web for pixie
Contemporary Examples of pixie
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
June 16, 2014
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."
September 15, 2013
Just a week after her pixie cut took the world by storm, the singer has debuted a new blonde bob.Beyoncé Debuts A New Blonde Bob
August 16, 2013
The three-page feature, titled “Titler,” includes well-known names like Helen Mirren, Pixie Geldof, and even Princess Eugenie.Lauren Hutton Uses Shoes As Weapons; Tatler's Controversial Breast List
The Fashion Beast Team
April 19, 2013
Plus steroids are not some magic form of pixie dust for pitchers.Clemens Prosecutors Strike Out
July 15, 2011
Historical Examples of pixie
I'd rather be on Pixie at home; I could always make him go when I tickled his ears.The New Girl at St. Chad's
You'll be saddled with your pixie girl for the rest of the tour.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
Pixie warmed to the theme with the zest of a skilled raconteur.
If Pixie is over twenty we have not been treating her fairly.
Pixie looked at her sister, just once, and then averted her eyes.
- (in folklore) a fairy or elf
Word Origin for pixie
c.1630, of obscure origin, perhaps from or relatred to Swedish dialect pyske "small fairy," but West County origin suggests ultimate source in Cornwall and thus something Celtic. Earliest references were in pixy-path "bewilderment," literally "path on which one is led astray by pixies," and pixie-led "lost."