fetching

adjective fetch·ing \ ˈfe-chiŋ \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of fetching

: attractive, pleasing
  • a fetching smile

fetchingly

play \ˈfe-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

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First Known Use of fetching

1880

in the meaning defined above

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Definition of fetching for English Language Learners

  • : attractive or pleasing


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adjective fetch·ing \ ˈfe-chiŋ \

Definition of fetching for Students

: very attractive


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