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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PIXYISH

There was a pixyish gleam to her eyes as she got up and started towards the door.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1630, of obscure origin, perhaps from or relatred to Swedish dialect pyske "small fairy," but West County origin suggests ultimate source in Cornwall and thus something Celtic. Earliest references were in pixy-path "bewilderment," literally "path on which one is led astray by pixies," and pixie-led "lost."

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