Part of speech: adjective

Elfin; mischievous.

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Usage examples "elfish":

  1. Agnes Sterling was a slender, elfish, dark- haired girl- lovely, he had thought her, on the occasions of their few brief meetings. - "The Pygmy Planet", John Stewart Williamson.
  2. 243, that Stevenson " had something a trifle elfish and uncanny about him, as of a bewitched being who was not actually human- had not actually a human soul"- in which there may be a glimmer of truth viewed from his revelation of artistic curiosities in some aspects, but is hardly true of him otherwise; and this Mr Symons himself seems to have felt, when, at p. - "Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial", Alexander H. Japp.
  3. The latter was a wiry, elfish fellow, usually very volatile and active. - "Ralph of the Roundhouse", Allen Chapman.