Fay vs. Fey

Fay vs. Fey — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Fay and Fey

Fayverb

To join or fit closely or tightly.

Feyadjective

Overrefined, exaggerated, or affected

"She said the word in a deliberately fey and pretentious manner, striking a pose" (Jenefer Shute).

Faynoun

A fairy or an elf.

Feyadjective

Effeminate

"a fey snap of the wrist" (Michael Eric Dyson).

Faynoun

Faith

"Sirrah, by my fay, it waxes late" (Shakespeare).

Feyadjective

Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality

"She's got that fey look as though she's had breakfast with a leprechaun" (Dorothy Burnham).

Fayverb

To fit.

Feyadjective

Having visionary power; clairvoyant.

Fayverb

To join or unite closely or tightly.

Feyadjective

Appearing touched or crazy, as if under a spell.

Fayverb

To lie close together.

Feyadjective

Fated to die soon.

Fayverb

To fadge.

Feyadjective

Full of the sense of approaching death.

Fayverb

(dialectal) To cleanse; clean out.

Feyadjective

About to die; doomed; on the verge of sudden or violent death.

Fayadjective

Fitted closely together.

Feyadjective

(obsolete) Dying; dead.

Fayadjective

Fairy like.

Feyadjective

Possessing second sight, clairvoyance, or clairaudience.

Fayadjective

White; white-skinned.

Feyadjective

Overrefined, affected.

Faynoun

A fairy.

Feyadjective

Strange or otherworldly.

Faynoun

A white person.

Feyadjective

Spellbound.

Feyadjective

Magical or fairylike.

Feynoun

Fairy folk collectively.

Feyadjective

slightly insane

Feyadjective

suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness;

thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightningthe fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday