fay
Pronunciation Verb

fay (fays, present participle faying; past and past participle fayed)

  1. To fit.
  2. To join or unite closely or tightly.
    • Model Shipbuilders, 2010:
      I have a strip cutter and I can cut the exact widths I need to fit, they are easy to fay together and attach very firmly to the bulkheads.
  3. To lie close together.
  4. To fadge.
Synonyms Adjective

fay

  1. Fitted closely together.
    • US Patent Application 20070033853, 2006:
      Under the four outer corners of the horizontal frame platform 22 are four tubular leg sleeves 23 that are fay together one at each outer corner.
Verb

fay (fays, present participle faying; past and past participle fayed)

  1. (dialectal) To cleanse; clean out.
Noun

fay (plural fays)

  1. A fairy.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ii:
      that mighty Princesse did complaine / Of grieuous mischiefes, which a wicked Fay / Had wrought [...].
Synonyms Translations
  • French: fée
  • Russian: фе́я
Adjective

fay

  1. Fairy like.
Noun

fay (plural fays)

  1. (US slang) A white person.
Adjective

fay

  1. (US slang) White; white-skinned.
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 62:
      I really went for Ray's press roll on the drums; he was the first fay boy I ever heard who mastered this vital foundation of jazz music.

Fay
Pronunciation
  • enPR fā, IPA: /feɪ/
Proper noun
  1. Surname, Anglicized from de Fae a Norman family that settled in Ireland.
  2. Surname, anglicized from Ó Fiaich and Ó Fathaigh.
  3. A female given name, pet form of Faith or Frances; often used as a middle name.



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