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fetching

[ fech-ing ]
/ ˈfɛtʃ ɪŋ /
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adjective
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Origin of fetching

First recorded in 1875–80; fetch1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM fetching

fetch·ing·ly, adverbun·fetch·ing, adjective
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How to use fetching in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fetching

fetching
/ (ˈfɛtʃɪŋ) /

adjective informal
attractively befittinga fetching hat
charminga fetching personality

Derived forms of fetching

fetchingly, adverb
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