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pixie,

in English folklore, spirit or fairy. The pixie is commonly represented as a mischievous imp who delights in flustering young maidens and leading travelers astray.

pixie

, pixy
(in folklore) a fairy or elf
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Goodman, with her pixyish appearance and Southern-tinged, quavery voice, had an eclectic show business career.
On ground zero developer Larry Silverstein: "a preternaturally zippy man who has been cast in an unlikely starring role." On architect Daniel Libeskind: "whose bubbly, pixyish demeanor contrasts almost comically with his severe black clothing and rectangular eyeglasses, has a talent for packaging his own stories and ideas." On ground zero itself: "a sinkhole of good intentions where it was as difficult to demolish a building as to construct one."
Eva Hesse was a pixyish, vivacious young woman in her early thirties.