Fee-faw-fum
Fee-faw-fum Fee`-faw`-fum", n. A nonsensical exclamation attributed to giants and ogres; hence, any expression calculated to impose upon the timid and ignorant. ``Impudent fee-faw-fums.'' --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]

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  • fee-faw-fum — ˌfēˌfȯˈfəm noun or fee fo fum fōˈ ( s) 1. : a bloodthirsty person : ogre were all fee faw fums … and the sooner that was admitted, the sooner some sort of solution could be reached William Manchester 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • fee faw fum — interj. exclamation to frighten children for fun; absurd and meaningless exclamation attributed to giants and ogres …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fee-fo-fum — noun see fee faw fum * * * fee fo fum «ma>EH FOH FUHM», noun. = fee faw fum. (Cf. ↑fee faw fum) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dracula — Synonyms and related words: Frankenstein, Wolf man, bogey, bogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear, fee faw fum, frightener, ghost, ghoul, hobgoblin, holy terror, horror, incubus, monster, nightmare, ogre, ogress, phantom, revenant, scarebabe, scarecrow,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Frankenstein — Synonyms and related words: Dracula, Wolf man, bogey, bogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear, fee faw fum, frightener, ghost, ghoul, hobgoblin, holy terror, horror, incubus, monster, nightmare, ogre, ogress, phantom, revenant, scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Wolf man — Synonyms and related words: Dracula, Frankenstein, bogey, bogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear, fee faw fum, frightener, ghost, ghoul, hobgoblin, holy terror, horror, incubus, monster, nightmare, ogre, ogress, phantom, revenant, scarebabe, scarecrow,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bete noire — Synonyms and related words: Dracula, Frankenstein, Mumbo Jumbo, Wolf man, affliction, anathema, bane, bogey, bogeyman, boggart, bogle, booger, boogerman, boogeyman, bug, bugaboo, bugbear, bugger, burden, calamity, crushing burden, curse, death,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bogey — Synonyms and related words: Dracula, Frankenstein, Mumbo Jumbo, Wolf man, air armada, air force, bandit, bogeyman, boggart, bogle, booger, boogerman, boogeyman, bug, bugaboo, bugbear, bugger, combat plane, enemy aircraft, fee faw fum, frightener …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bogeyman — Synonyms and related words: Dracula, Frankenstein, Mumbo Jumbo, Wolf man, bogey, boggart, bogle, booger, boogerman, boogeyman, bug, bugaboo, bugbear, bugger, fee faw fum, frightener, ghost, ghoul, hobgoblin, holy terror, horror, incubus, monster …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bug — Synonyms and related words: ALGOL, COBOL, FORTRAN, Mumbo Jumbo, abrade, addict, addle, addle the wits, adenovirus, aerobe, aerobic bacteria, aficionado, aggravate, agitate, alphabetic data, alphanumeric code, amoeba, anaerobe, anaerobic bacteria …   Moby Thesaurus

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