Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

fetching

play
adjective fetch·ing \ˈfe-chiŋ\

Simple Definition of fetching

  • : attractive or pleasing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fetching

  1. :  attractive, pleasing <a fetching smile>

fetchingly

play \-chiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of fetching in a sentence

  1. You look very fetching in that outfit.

  2. <the woman's fetching smile has long made the painting a favorite with visitors to the museum>



1880

First Known Use of fetching

1880

Rhymes with fetching


FETCHING Defined for Kids

fetching

play
adjective fetch·ing \ˈfe-chiŋ\

Definition of fetching for Students

  1. :  very attractive





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fetching? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a representation of something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

lazy philistine frenetic melancholy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ