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FY. interj.


FY. interj. [fy, French and Flemish; Ø[eu], Greek; vah, Lat.]
A word of blame and disapprobation.
And fy on fortune, mine avowed foe,
Whose wrathful wreaks themselves do now allay. Fa. Queen.
Fy, my lord, fy! a soldier, and afraid? What need we
fear who knows it, when none can call our power to ac-
count? Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
A bawd, sir, fy upon him! Shakes. Measure for Measure.
But fy, my wand’ring muse, how thou do’st stray!
Expectance calls thee now another way. Milton.
Nay, fy, what mean you in this open place?
Unhand me, or, I swear, I’ll scratch your face:
Let go, for shame; you make me mad for spite:
My mouth’s my own; and if you kiss, I’ll bite. Dryden.
Fy, madam, he cried, we must be past all these gaieties.
Tatler, No. 54.