The fawners and the cringers think the Zone is all askew, but Uncle never did have use for that that was not true.
He despised time-servers, trimmers, fawners and all sorts and kinds of pretenders.
fawners and flatterers made a mighty triumph of it, and set up a cry which will occasionally find an echo to this day.
"young deer," mid-14c., from Anglo-French (late 13c.), Old French faon, feon "young animal" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *fetonem (nominative *feto), from Latin fetus "an offspring" (see fetus). Still used of the young of any animal in King James I's private translation of the Psalms, but mainly of deer from 15c. Color use is 1881.
Old English fægnian "rejoice, be glad, exult," from fægen "glad" (see fain); used in Middle English to refer to expressions of delight, especially a dog wagging its tail (early 13c.), hence "court favor, grovel, act slavishly" (early 14c.). Related: Fawned; fawning.