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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
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