fetching

[ fech-ing ]
/ ˈfɛtʃ ɪŋ /

adjective

charming; captivating.

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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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Definition for fetching (2 of 2)

Origin of fetch

1
before 1000; Middle English fecchen, Old English fecc(e)an, variant of fetian to fetch (compare Middle English feten, fetten, British dialect fet; akin to Old English -fat in sīthfat journey, German fassen to grasp)

synonym study for fetch

1. See bring.

OTHER WORDS FROM fetch

fetch·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fetching (1 of 3)

fetching
/ (ˈfɛtʃɪŋ) /

adjective informal

attractively befittinga fetching hat
charminga fetching personality

Derived forms of fetching

fetchingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for fetching (2 of 3)

fetch1
/ (fɛtʃ) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for fetch

Old English feccan; related to Old Norse feta to step, Old High German sih fazzōn to climb

British Dictionary definitions for fetching (3 of 3)

fetch2
/ (fɛtʃ) /

noun

the ghost or apparition of a living person

Word Origin for fetch

C18: of unknown origin
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