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Definition fay

Etymology 1

From Middle English feyen, feien, from Old English fēġan (“to join, unite”), from Proto-Germanic *fōgijaną (“to join”), from *fōgō (“joint, slot”), from Proto-Indo-European *paḱ- (“to fasten, place”). Akin to Old Frisian fōgia (“to join”), Old Saxon fōgian (“to join”), Middle Low German fögen (“to join, add”), Dutch voegen (“to add, place”), Old High German fuogen (“to connect”) (German fügen (“to connect”)), Old English fōn (“to catch”). More at fang.

Verb

fay (third-person singular simple present fays, present participle faying, simple past and past participle fayed)

  1. To fit.
  2. To join or unite closely or tightly.
  3. To lie close together.
  4. To fadge.
Adjective

fay (comparative more fay, superlative most fay)

  1. Fitted closely together.

Etymology 2

From Middle English fegien, fæien (“to cleanse”), from Old Norse fægja (“to cleanse, polish”), from Proto-Germanic *fēgijaną (“to decorate, make beautiful”), from Proto-Indo-European *pōḱ-, *pēḱ- (“to clean, adorn”). Cognate with Swedish feja (“to sweep”), Danish feje (“to sweep”), German fegen (“to cleanse, scour, sweep”), Dutch vegen (“to sweep, strike”). More at feague, fake, fair.

Verb

fay (third-person singular simple present fays, present participle faying, simple past and past participle fayed)

  1. (dialectal) To cleanse; clean out.

Etymology 3

Middle English faie, fei (“a place or person possessed with magical properties”), from Middle French feie, fee (“fairy", "fae”). More at fairy.

Noun

fay (plural fays)

  1. A fairy.
Adjective

fay (comparative more fay, superlative most fay)

  1. Fairy like.

Etymology 4

Abbreviation of ofay.

Noun

fay (plural fays)

  1. (US slang) A white person.
Adjective

fay (comparative more fay, superlative most fay)

  1. (US slang) White; white-skinned.

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