Words nearby fess
Origin of fess1
Definition for fess (2 of 3)
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Definition for fess (3 of 3)
noun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
Origin of fess3
Examples from the Web for fess
Yele Haiti did fess up to paying you $100,000 for a benefit concert in Monaco.Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron asks British blokes to fess up about their fantasies—for the good of the children.
After initial denials, Quayle was eventually forced to fess up to composing the salacious posts.Kate Upton’s Congressman Uncle and More Scandalous Political Ties|Ben Jacobs|February 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This makes the third date a natural moment to fess up about any contagious diseases.
The “fess up” cliché assumes that the media climate has not changed since the 1990s.
In the annexed example the large dot in the centre shows the fess point; the point within the letter D, the honour point.
I hates ter 'fess hit ter you, m'am, but I formed de habit, same ez drinkin' licker—I beat her!The Sins of the Father|Thomas Dixon
A shield parted in the centre by an horizontal line through the fess point.
You know every man, woman, and child by name and nature—now 'fess!Joyce's Investments|Fannie E. Newberry
That part of the shield between the precise middle chief and the fess point.