American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fairylike or elfin creature, especially one that is mischievous; a playful sprite.
- adj. Playfully mischievous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See pixy.
- n. A playful sprite, elflike or fairy-like creature.
- n. slang a cute, petite woman with short hair
- n. astronomy, meteorology an upper-atmospheric optical phenomena associated with thunderstorms, a short-lasting pinpoint of light on the surface of convective domes that produces a gnome.
- n. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
- n. creeping evergreen shrub having narrow overlapping leaves and early white star-shaped flowers; of the pine barrens of New Jersey and the Carolinas
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The pixie is a very good haircut for thinning hair.”
“Welch: Yes, I should say, Senator, that a pixie is a close relative of a fairy.”
“I don't know what kind of pixie dust she sprinkled on those kids, but she was the only counselor to have student films dedicated to her.”
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1937, coined in the fantasy tales of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
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