befie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ fie.

Verb[edit]

befie (third-person singular simple present befies, present participle befying, simple past and past participle befied)

  1. (transitive) To say "fie" to; defy.
    • 1845, Martin Marprelate (pseud.), John Petheram, Hay any worke for Cooper:
      And ile [sic] befie em, ile befie em that will say so of me.