[fes or fes-er]
- a teacher.
Origin of fess3
shortening of professor
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Examples from the Web for fessor
I believe it began that very night Fessor put me in the basket.
Fessor laughed at me and said: “You poor, scared little thing!”
The Fessor now tells the pathetic remainder of the interesting tale.
By the side of the desk, on the left, was a great tall case full of what the Fessor called books.
I was going to tell you about the way Fessor laughed when I tried to spruce up and preen my feathers.
- (intr foll by up) informal, mainly US to make a confession
C19: shortened from confess
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Word Origin and History for fessor
shortened form of confess, attested by 1840, American English. Related: Fessed; fesses; fessing.
"white horizontal band across an escutcheon," late 15c., from Old French faisce, from Latin fascia (see fasces).
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