Definition of fie in English:



archaic, humorous
  • Used to express disgust or outrage.

    ‘if people don't answer your first letter, fie on them!’
    • ‘Then hear this, Sir Thomas: fie on utopia, hooray for dystopia!’
    • ‘Pressing the worry lines from his face, Broder shouts fie on the do-nothing Congress and demands an end to partisan bickering.’
    • ‘So fie, for shame, and I declare myself rededicated to this humble art, even to the extent of journaling at work.’
    • ‘Thanks to everyone who wrote to say fie upon the mean lady.’
    • ‘And fie to those ‘Johnny come lately’ locals, who try to warn me off.’


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