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.
As Michael Quinion wrote in his 2002 book Ologies and Isms , the temptation to create new verbs with the help of "fy" is so great that few can say "fie."
The "fy" in such words comes from the Latin facere
Then, work with the marketing team to “social media-fy” that plan.
Basically, this story is a murder mystery/political thriller -- if you have to genre-fy it, that is.
I read Wolverine: Prodigal Son, which is the first entry in Del Rey/Marvel attempt to manga-fy the X-Men.
IMHO, they may say they get ‘biz-zay’, but the only way to really bring it home for the party is if they can rasta-fy Michael Steele by about ten percent.
It is silly to assume that this is some “hidden agenda” to “homo-fy” the military.
You must first ugly-fy yourself and avoid looking like someone who might have valuable stuff. huskie kimirike
It's always surprising when whippersnappers from this generation can't identi fy icons from previous ones.
I would agree the language used by "fy-NYC" is inappropriate on this posting, and believe it does not need to be used to get a point across.