Adjective "fie" definition and examples

(Fie may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/fʌɪ/

Definitions and examples

exclamation

Used to express disgust or outrage.
  1. 'And fie to those ‘Johnny come lately’ locals, who try to warn me off.'
  2. 'Thanks to everyone who wrote to say fie upon the mean lady.'
  3. 'So fie, for shame, and I declare myself rededicated to this humble art, even to the extent of journaling at work.'

More definitions

1. (used to express mild disgust, disapprobation, annoyance, etc.)

2. (used to express the humorous pretense of being shocked.)

More examples(as adjective)

"series can be fie."

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin fi, an exclamation of disgust at a stench.