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

  • noun obsolete A fairy; a goblin; an elf.

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  • noun obsolete a small, often mischievous sprite; a fairy; a goblin; an elf


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  • And at one point it was that a wier-wier, one of the solitary water-birds of this region, uttered its ouphe and barghest cry, flying from somewhere near into some darker recess within the woods.

    An American Tragedy

  • "Our English ancestors," proceeded Ned, "in the most palmy age of their poetry, had their goblin and elf and ouphe, 'swart fairy of the mine,' 'blue meagre hag,' and 'stubborn unlaid ghost,' -- to say nothing of witch and devil.

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. II.


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  • Ogden Nash wrote The Mysterious Ouphe

    Shakespeare - "like urchins, ouphes, and fairies, green and white" (The Merry Wives of Windsor)

    June 15, 2008