Pronunciation: (fīst), [key]
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.a small mongrel dog, esp. one that is ill-tempered; cur; mutt.
South Midland U.S.to prance or strut about: Look at him feist around in his new clothes. Also,fice,fist.
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