1
: brought from a remote time or place
2
: not easily or naturally deduced or introduced : improbable
a far-fetched story
farfetchedness
ˈfär-ˈfech(t)-nəs How to pronounce far-fetched (audio)
-ˈfe-chəd-nəs
noun

Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of far-fetched was in 1548

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Cite this Entry

“Far-fetched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far-fetched. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

far-fetched

adjective

ˈfär-ˈfecht
: not easily or naturally thought of : improbable
gave some far-fetched excuse

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