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adjective (1)

heraldry : covered with narrow bands interlacing saltirewise
heraldry : fretted sense 2


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adjective (2)

: fretful
baby made fretty resentful soundsEthel Wilson

Word History


Adjective (1)

Middle English frette, from Middle French freté, from Old French, past participle of freter to decorate with interlaced designs

Adjective (2)

fret entry 1 + -y

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“Fretty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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