fetching

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adjective fetch·ing \ˈfe-chiŋ\

Definition of fetching

  1. :  attractive, pleasing a fetching smile

fetchingly

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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


FETCHING Defined for English Language Learners

fetching

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adjective

Definition of fetching for English Language Learners

  • : attractive or pleasing


FETCHING Defined for Kids

fetching

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adjective fetch·ing \ˈfe-chiŋ\

Definition of fetching for Students

  1. :  very attractive



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