pixie
I. noun also pixy (plural pixies) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1630 1. fairy; specifically a cheerful mischievous sprite 2. a usually petite vivacious woman or girl • pixieish adjective II. adjective also pixy Date: 1943 playfully mischievous • pixiness noun

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  • Pixie — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Los Pixies son unas criaturas del folclore británico. Son pequeñas hadas esbeltas, que viven en los bosques. Su presencia en la comarca de Devon[1] y Cornwall sugiere un origen celta para la creencia y el nombre.[2]… …   Wikipedia Español

  • pixie — UK [ˈpɪksɪ] / US or pixy UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pixie : singular pixie plural pixies an imaginary magic creature like a small person with pointed ears who can do magic …   English dictionary

  • pixie — c.1630, perhaps from Swedish dialect pyske small fairy, but West County origin suggests ultimate source in Cornwall and thus something Celtic. Earliest references were in pixy path bewilderment, lit. path on which one is led astray by pixies, and …   Etymology dictionary

  • pixie — [n] fairy bogie, brownie, elf, fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hob, imp, leprechaun, nisse, puck, spirit, sprite; concept 370 …   New thesaurus

  • pixie — (also pixy) ► NOUN (pl. pixies) ▪ a supernatural being in folklore, typically portrayed as a tiny man with pointed ears and a pointed hat. DERIVATIVES pixieish adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • pixie — or pixy [pik′sē] n. pl. pixies [SW Brit dial. pixey, pisky] a fairy, elf, or other tiny supernatural being, esp. one that is puckish pixieish adj. pixyish …   English World dictionary

  • Pixie — Infobox Paranormalcreatures Creature Name = Pixie Image Caption = Grouping = Mythological creature Fairy Sprite (creature) Possibilities = Hominid AKA = Piskie Pigsie Country = United Kingdom Region = Cornwall and Devon Habitat = Moor First… …   Wikipedia

  • Pixie — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pixie (homonymie). Les pixies (également appelées piskies et pigsies en Cornouaille) sont des créatures mythiques du folklore britannique, considérée comme particulièrement concentrée dans les zones autour du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pixie — künstlerische Darstellung eines Pixies Pixies sind Wesen der englischen Mythologie, deren Charakteristika denen von Kobolden und Feen ähneln. Geschichten über diese Fabelwesen sind im Südwesten Englands, in den Regionen Devon und Cornwall,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pixie — /pik see/, n. 1. a fairy or sprite, esp. a mischievous one. 2. a small, pert, or mischievous person. adj. 3. Also, pixieish, pixyish. playfully impish or mischievous; prankish: pixie mood; a pixie sense of humor. [1620 30; orig. dial. (SW… …   Universalium

  • Pixie — Pixy Pix y, Pixie Pix ie, n.; pl. {Pixies}. [For Pucksy, from Puck.] 1. An old English name for a fairy; an elf. [Written also {picksy}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A low creeping evergreen plant ({Pyxidanthera barbulata}), with mosslike leaves and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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