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)



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

    December 8, 2007