Definitions

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

  • interj. Used to express distaste or disapproval.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. Used to express distaste, disgust, or outrage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interj. An exclamation denoting contempt or dislike. See fy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An interjection expressing contempt, dislike, disapprobation, or impatience, and sometimes surprise.
  • n. An obsolete or dialectal form of fee.

Etymologies

Middle English fi, from Old French, of imitative origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fi (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Also, nearly everyone to whom I have recently mentioned the Moon & Sixpence called fie upon its name, so I guess I'm not going there.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Castlewood — orphan of his son, ruined by his fidelity, bearing many wounds and marks of bravery, old and in exile — his kinsmen I suppose should be silent; nor if this patriarch fell down in his cups, call fie upon him, and fetch passers-by to laugh at his red face and white hairs.

    The History of Henry Esmond

  • About the King's follower, the Viscount Castlewood -- orphan of his son, ruined by his fidelity, bearing many wounds and marks of bravery, old and in exile -- his kinsmen I suppose should be silent; nor if this patriarch fell down in his cups, call fie upon him, and fetch passers-by to laugh at his red face and white hairs.

    The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne

  • I knew all my little world would shriek "fie," and "for shame" into my ears, and all because I was bent on working out a new theory.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 353, October 2, 1886.

  • To have been in that eddy is a freemasonry of which the common password is a "fie" on all the operations of the simple popular understanding.

    Memories and Studies

  • Show all the package versions: aptitude - V install 'fie'

    LXer Linux News

  • $ aptitude search 'fie' dpkg dpkg is rather like RPM, because it operates on individual packages without tracking dependencies.

    LXer Linux News

  • A great fie … ld in which one star has, to date, shone more brightly with more groups.

    A Request to Donate to the NRA « PubliCola

  • Most of the water in the middle of the lake will be fie to six-feet deep when the water is running one unit, so fish it six - to seven - feet deep.

    All About Jigs

  • One way or the other, when it comes to factory farms, I'm going to get my fie on.

    Suzan Colón: Organic Egg on Our Faces

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  • fee sheep fo fum!

    May 18, 2011

  • Sheep. --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    May 18, 2011

  • It's interesting that current Swedish has "fy" (pronounced the same) with close if not equal meaning, as in the expression"fy fan" (fan being the Devil).

    September 21, 2008

  • fee fie foe fum!

    October 4, 2007

  • I fie upon you!

    October 4, 2007