AskDefine | Define fey

Dictionary Definition

fey adj
1 slightly insane [syn: touched(p)]
2 suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness; "thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning"; "the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown [syn: elfin]

User Contributed Dictionary



fæge, from . Cognate with Dutch veeg, German feige.


  • /feɪ/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪ
  • Homophones: fay


  1. Magical or fairylike.
  2. Strange or otherworldly.
  3. Spellbound.
  4. Doomed to die.


magical or fairylike
strange or otherworldly
  • Russian: не от мира сего
doomed to die
  • Russian: обречённый



  1. a premonition of death

Extensive Definition

Fey may refer to:
  • A word for fairies with multiple spellings
  • A word means "doomed, fated to die", often ascribed to supernatural causes, and evidenced by abnormal behavior (cognate to Old Norse féigr, German feige)
  • A German/Irish name found as both a first and last name.
    • Tina Fey or Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born 1970), American writer, comedian and actress
  • Fey, Switzerland, a municipality in the district of Echallens in the canton of Vaud
  • Féy, Moselle, a small village, located in the Moselle département in France
Popular culture:
  • Fey (singer) (born María Fernanda Blásquez Gil in 1973), Latin Grammy Award-nominated Mexican pop artist, became a symbol for her country in the 1990s
  • Fey, a term in gay slang meaning "effeminate"
  • Fey (album), eponymous debut album of Mexican pop singer Fey, released in 1995
  • Fey (Dungeons & Dragons), a type of creature in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game
  • Fey (novels), series of fantasy novels by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Fey Clan, a family of mostly female mystics in the Phoenix Wright series of games
  • Fey Truscott-Sade, also known as Fey or Feyde, a fictional character who appeared in the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip
  • Fey Sommers, a character in Ugly Betty.
fey in German: Fey
fey in Italian: FEY
fey in Dutch: Fey

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