noun, plural sty·mies, verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·my·ing.
- stymphalian birds,
- styptic pencil,
or sty·my, sti·my
verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·mie·ing.
Origin of stymie
Examples from the Web for stymy
The left and center should unite to stymy the government and eventually topple it.
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.