Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 02:05
From be- + fie.
befie (third-person singular simple present befies, present participle befying, simple past and past participle befied)
- (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.