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
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Definition of fretty (Entry 2 of 2)

: fretful baby made fretty resentful sounds— Ethel Wilson

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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

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“Fretty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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