from The Century Dictionary.

  • Led by pixies; hence, bewildered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Led by pixies; bewildered.

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  • adjective bewildered or led astray, as if by pixies


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  • _ -- At Chudleigh Rocks I was told, a few weeks ago, by the old man who acts as guide to the caves, of a recent instance of a man's being pixy-led.

    Notes and Queries, Number 61, December 28, 1850

  • "I never remember any one being pixy-led but that cider was at the bottom of it," said Colonel George.

    The Drummer's Coat

  • And he was pixy-led all that night, my Lady, was the old Jimmy, and when he come home all his money was gone; so I reckon that the pixies is in league with the witches. "

    The Drummer's Coat

  • Them that know Egdon best have been pixy-led here at times. "

    The Return of the Native


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