Definition of Pixie

1. Noun. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous.

Exact synonyms: Brownie, Elf, Gremlin, Hob, Imp, Pixy
Category relationships: Folklore
Generic synonyms: Faerie, Faery, Fairy, Fay, Sprite
Specialized synonyms: Leprechaun, Sandman



2. Noun. Creeping evergreen shrub having narrow overlapping leaves and early white star-shaped flowers; of the pine barrens of New Jersey and the Carolinas.
Exact synonyms: Pixy, Pyxidanthera Barbulata, Pyxie
Group relationships: Genus Pyxidanthera, Pyxidanthera
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

Definition of Pixie

1. Proper noun. A female nickname, also used as a formal given name. ¹

2. Proper noun. Air Niugini ¹

3. Noun. A playful sprite, elflike or fairy-like creature. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) a cute, petite woman with short hair ¹

5. Noun. (astronomy meteorology) an upper atmospheric optical phenomena associated with thunderstorms, a short-lasting pinpoint of light on the surface of convective domes that produces a gnome. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pixie

1. pixy [n -S] : PIXIEISH [adj] - See also: pixy

Medical Definition of Pixie

1. Origin: For Pucksy, from Puck. 1. An old English name for a fairy; an elf. Alternative forms: picksy. 2. A low creeping evergreen plant (Pyxidanthera barbulata), with mosslike leaves and little white blossoms, found in new Jersey and southward, where it flowers in earliest spring. Pixy ring, a fairy ring or circle. Pixy stool, a toadstool or mushroom. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pixie

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Progressive Road to Reading by Georgine Burchill (1913)
"THE WICKED OLD Pixie Long, long ago there were two little brothers, ... Now there was a wicked old Pixie, who lived in a sea-green castle at the bottom of ..."

2. Lullabies and Slumber Songs: With a Few Other Child Verses by Lincoln Hulley (1900)
"... THE Pixie FOLK * • "*HE Pixie people live up in the skies, They are pale and pretty and very wise, And they like little children with bright blue eyes, ..."

3. Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics: Embracing the Myths, Traditions by Richard Folkard (1884)
"His very name would seem to be derived from Po^u, a toad, which in popular opinion was the impersonation of the Devil : hence Toadstools, Pixie-stools, ..."

4. On the Ancient British, Roman, & Saxon Antiquities & Folk-lore of Worcestershire by Jabez Allies (1852)
"Fairies are called pixie in some parts, particularly in Devonshire. ... 73 :— " Old countrey folk, who pixie-leading fear, Bear bread about them to prevent ..."

5. Outing; Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction by Poultney Bigelow, James Henry Worman, Ben James Worman, Caspar Whitney, Albert Britt (1884)
"Pixie AND I. EVEN the " second fastest on record " ocean passage grows wearisome as you lie off the bar waiting for the tide's consent to your English tours ..."

6. The Progressive Road to Reading by Georgine Burchill (1913)
"THE WICKED OLD Pixie Long, long ago there were two little brothers, ... Now there was a wicked old Pixie, who lived in a sea-green castle at the bottom of ..."

7. Lullabies and Slumber Songs: With a Few Other Child Verses by Lincoln Hulley (1900)
"... THE Pixie FOLK * • "*HE Pixie people live up in the skies, They are pale and pretty and very wise, And they like little children with bright blue eyes, ..."

8. Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics: Embracing the Myths, Traditions by Richard Folkard (1884)
"His very name would seem to be derived from Po^u, a toad, which in popular opinion was the impersonation of the Devil : hence Toadstools, Pixie-stools, ..."

9. On the Ancient British, Roman, & Saxon Antiquities & Folk-lore of Worcestershire by Jabez Allies (1852)
"Fairies are called pixie in some parts, particularly in Devonshire. ... 73 :— " Old countrey folk, who pixie-leading fear, Bear bread about them to prevent ..."

10. Outing; Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction by Poultney Bigelow, James Henry Worman, Ben James Worman, Caspar Whitney, Albert Britt (1884)
"Pixie AND I. EVEN the " second fastest on record " ocean passage grows wearisome as you lie off the bar waiting for the tide's consent to your English tours ..."

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