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

  • adj. Variant of elfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or having to do with elves.
  • adj. elfin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to elves; implike; mischievous; weird; also, vacant; absent in demeanor. See elfish.
  • adj. Mysterious; also, foolish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See elfish, elfishly.

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

  • adj. usually good-naturedly mischievous


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