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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to elves.
  • adj. Prankish; mischievous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characteristic of an elf
  • adj. mischievous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to the elves; elflike; implike; weird; scarcely human; mischievous, as though caused by elves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to elves or to elf-land; of the nature of an elf; caused by or characteristic of elves; peevish; spiteful: as, an elfish being; elfish mischief.
  • Distracted or bewitched by elves; distraught or abstracted, as if bewitched.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. usually good-naturedly mischievous

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