fetching

[ fech-ing ]
/ ˈfɛtʃ ɪŋ /
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adjective

charming; captivating.

Origin of fetching

First recorded in 1875–80; fetch1 + -ing2

Related forms

fetch·ing·ly, adverbun·fetch·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for fetchingly

  • Where was the pink sweatsuit so fetchingly caught on camera in the Juneau Costco just months before?

    Time to End Pantsuit-Gate|Linda Hirshman|November 15, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • He hurried back to headquarters at once, and there Gizzard found him a few minutes later, most fetchingly attired.

    Sube Cane|Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • With apparent solicitude he escorted the Klondike person, fetchingly gowned in a street costume of the latest mode.

    Ruggles of Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
  • Then Nancy said anxiously: “We ought to start and dress most fetchingly for tonight, if everyone you know is coming out.”

    Polly's Business Venture|Lillian Elizabeth Roy

British Dictionary definitions for fetchingly

fetching

/ (ˈfɛtʃɪŋ) /

adjective informal

attractively befittinga fetching hat
charminga fetching personality

Derived Forms

fetchingly, adverb
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