noun, plural sty·mies, verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·my·ing.
or sty·my, sti·my
verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·mie·ing.
Origin of stymie
Synonyms for stymie
Examples from the Web for stymy
Contemporary Examples of stymy
The left and center should unite to stymy the government and eventually topple it.The Left and Center Vs. Likud-Beitenu
November 6, 2012
verb -mies, -mieing, -mied, -mies, -mying or -mied (tr; often passive)
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for stymie
1834, (n.), "condition in which an opponent's golf ball blocks the hole," perhaps from Scottish stymie "person who sees poorly," from stime "the least bit" (c.1300), of uncertain origin (Icelandic cognate skima is attested from c.1685). The verb, in golf, is from 1857; general sense of "block, hinder, thwart" is from 1902.