- fretful; irritable; peevish.
Origin of fretty1
- covered with criss-crossed and interlacing diagonal strips: argent, fretty sable.
Origin of fretty2
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Examples from the Web for fretty
They are sallow, fretty, plain little things, but I'm conscientiously liking them as hard as ever I can.Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Therefore, when next June comes along and you yearn for the early filberts, do not be fretty.
She has been quite another creature since we have been at Poppleby—not at all fretty, and almost rosy.The Carbonels
Charlotte M. Yonge
A coat which is fretty is entirely covered by the interlacing bendlets and bendlets sinister, no mascles being introduced.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies