Origin of pixie
Definition for pixies (2 of 2)
noun, plural pix·ies, adjective
Examples from the Web for pixies
Apparently, they wanted us to believe the troops were pixies from Mars.
The Pixies—who have just released EP-1, their first collection of new material in more than 20 years—are no exception.
The most influential band of the late 80s, the Pixies broke up before they made it big.
Lovering: I can say in drumming, when the Pixies began, it was (makes rapid machine-gun drum sounds).
The Pixies were the most influential rock band of the late 80s and very early 90s.
The drapery of her gown streamed backward partially covering the gilt and silken bindings of the Pixies' Book of Unbelief.
There is another story of the Pixies which is very beautiful.Fairy Tales; Their Origin and Meaning|John Thackray Bunce
Pixies, Devonshire Robin Goodfellows, said to be the spirits of infants who died unbaptized.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
Hidden among the great piles of moorstone heaped upon the tor is a cave known as the Pixies' House.Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts|Rosalind Northcote
While Biggy nibbled, nibbled, the Pixies spun and wove around him their fatal snares.
British Dictionary definitions for pixies
noun plural pixies
Word Origin for pixie
Word Origin and History for pixies
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."