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or pix·y  (pĭk′sē)
n. pl. pix·ies
A fairylike or elfin creature, especially one that is mischievous; a playful sprite.
Playfully mischievous.

[Origin unknown.]

pix′y·ish adj.


(ˈpɪksɪ) or


n, pl pixies
(European Myth & Legend) (in folklore) a fairy or elf
[C17: of obscure origin]


or pix•y

(ˈpɪk si)

n., pl. pix•ies,
adj. n.
1. a fairy or sprite, esp. a mischievous one.
2. a playfully mischievous person.
3. Also, pix′ie•ish, pix′y•ish. playfully impish or mischievous; prankish.
[1620–30; orig. dial. (SW England) pixy, pigsy, pisky; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pixie - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievouspixie - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
leprechaun - a mischievous elf in Irish folklore
sandman - an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy
2.pixie - creeping evergreen shrub having narrow overlapping leaves and early white star-shaped flowers; of the pine barrens of New Jersey and the Carolinas
genus Pyxidanthera, Pyxidanthera - one species: pyxie; the eastern United States
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems


noun elf, fairy, brownie, sprite, peri the fairies, gnomes, elves and pixies of folklore


A. Nduendecillo m
B. CPD pixie hat, pixie hood Ncaperucita f


[ˈpɪksi] nlutin mpixie hat pixie hood nbonnet m pointu


, pixy
nElf m, → Elfin f; pixie hat or hoodRotkäppchenmütze f


[ˈpɪksɪ] nfolletto
References in classic literature ?
And he said HE didn't do it--it was all the work of the pixies who lived in the woods across the brook.
Dr Pixie, 44, told the Irish Daily Mirror: "Most weren't camerashy and all were very keen to get a diagnosis.
We will deploy a swarm of 40 Pixie chipsats, each a little smaller than a typical TV remote control, across the surface of the Didymoon.
Pixie, 24, will miss out on a lucrative appearance at the Coachella festival to be there.
The new Private Label feature from Honeymoon Pixie allows wedding planners increased brand exposure to new potential clients - guests of their existing clients using a honeymoon registry.
Pixie, Britney Spears, Wayne Rooney, Jessie J and Sarah Jessica Parker are supporting Matalan's UK wide Christmas charity campaign by modelling the chain's new Alphabet Scarves in aid of world famous hospital.
Pixie, 23, has revealed how she sang to her dying 84–year–old nan at her bedside and how she would love to win Strictly as a tribute to the woman who inspired her pop career.
But already the bookies have Pixie as the winner of the new series, presented by new duo Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
Pixie hopes her visit to Redditch will help to raise awareness of the dangers of unrecognised heart condition that could be a Potential killer to teens.
We were looking for an actress that could act, sing and dance and then I saw Pixie acting so brilliantly with Rowan Atkinson in their performance of Goodness Gracious Me (filmed for the NHS Organ Donation From The Heart campaign).
According to Pixie, the packages include discounted Disney World Resort accommodations, discounted Magic Your Way base tickets, Disney's Plus dining and a free DisneyQuest or Disney Water Park ticket.