fretty

adjective (1)
fret·​ty | \ ˈfretē, -etē, -i \

Definition of fretty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

fretty

adjective (2)
\ " \
-er/-est

Definition of fretty (Entry 2 of 2)

: fretful baby made fretty resentful sounds— Ethel Wilson

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for fretty

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About fretty

Dictionary Entries Near fretty

frettingly

fretty

fretum

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for fretty

Cite this Entry

“Fretty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fretty. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!