fetching

adjective
fetch·​ing | \ˈfe-chiŋ \

Definition of fetching 

: attractive, pleasing a fetching smile

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Other Words from fetching

fetchingly \ ˈfe-​chiŋ-​lē \ adverb

Examples of fetching in a Sentence

You look very fetching in that outfit. the woman's fetching smile has long made the painting a favorite with visitors to the museum

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The routine is always the same: Check what’s on display, find the most fetching option and consider guests’ tastes (and the contents of my wallet). David Tanis, New York Times, "Craving an Easy Shrimp Dinner? Make This Curry," 15 June 2018 Which is too bad, because Cloudy with a Chance of Stormi is a really fetching title. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "Kylie Jenner Doesn’t Really Know The Origin Of Stormi’s Name," 2 May 2018 The Woodlands Township will host Soggy Doggy Swim Day at 10 a.m. Owners and their dogs are invited out for a splash in the pond, doggie activities, a trick competition and a fetching game. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "News & Notes: The Woodlands week of April 20-27," 21 Apr. 2018 Above, Vogue’s shopping guide for the film’s most fetching trends. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Love Your Skirt, Where Did You Get It? A Shopping Guide in Honor of the Mean Girls Musical," 12 Mar. 2018 Lorde, who attended the MusiCares Person of the Year event honoring Fleetwood Mac on Friday, wore a fetching Christian Dior dress that was majorly reminiscent of Wednesday’s uniform. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Lorde, or Wednesday Addams? The Somber Dress Gets a Fashion Twist," 27 Jan. 2018 That marked a marginal 3 percent improvement from the comparable game in 2016 — and a more fetching 6 percent lift from last Sunday. Michael O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, "TV Ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' Steady With 2016, Up Week-to-Week," 27 Nov. 2017 Even with this year’s big gain, VXUS still might look more fetching to bargain hunters than VTI, as the international fund trades at 15 times forward-year earnings versus VTI’s multiple of 20. Victor Reklaitis, WSJ, "Test Your Smarts on Overseas Stocks," 4 Sep. 2017 Each fall, as foliage turns and Vermont teems with tourists, the state’s farmers take pride in showing off their fetching fields of hay and corn. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "This Winter's Hot Fashion: Parkas Stuffed With Vermont Weeds," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of fetching

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fetching was in 1880

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More Definitions for fetching

fetching

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fetching

: attractive or pleasing

fetching

adjective
fetch·​ing | \ˈfe-chiŋ \

Kids Definition of fetching

: very attractive

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