from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Expressing disapproval.
- v. To digest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. A word which expresses blame, dislike, disapprobation, abhorrence, or contempt. See fie.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See fie.
- A suffix meaning ‘make …,’ appearing in verbs of Latin origin or of modern formation on the Latin mode]: as, dignify, make worthy; glorify, make glorious; magnify, make great; stultify, make foolish, etc.
From Latin fi ‘pooh!’. (Wiktionary)
Apheticized from defy. (Wiktionary)