Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection A word which expresses blame, dislike, disapprobation, abhorrence, or contempt. See fie.

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  • verb obsolete To digest.
  • interjection archaic Expressing disapproval.

Etymologies

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Apheticized from defy.

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From Latin fi ‘pooh!’.

Examples

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  • An interjection expressing disgust (also "fie") (SOWPODS); obsolete, to digest (OED2).

    December 8, 2007