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adjective, fret·ti·er, fret·ti·est.
  1. fretful; irritable; peevish.
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Origin of fretty1

First recorded in 1835–45; fret1 + -y1


adjective Heraldry.
  1. covered with criss-crossed and interlacing diagonal strips: argent, fretty sable.
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Origin of fretty2

1555–65; < Middle French frette, derivative of frete trelliswork. See fret2, -ee
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Examples from the Web for fretty

Historical Examples

  • 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