- Archaic. filled or laden (with): ships fraught with precious wares.
- Scot. a load; cargo; freight (of a ship).
- fraught with, full of; accompanied by; involving: a task fraught with danger.
Origin of fraught
- (usually postpositive and foll by with) filled or charged; attendeda venture fraught with peril
- informal showing or producing tension or anxietyshe looks rather fraught; a fraught situation
- archaic (usually postpositive and foll by with) freighted
- an obsolete word for freight
Word Origin for fraught
Word Origin and History for over-fraught
early 14c., "laden" (of vessels), past participle of Middle English fraughten "to load (a ship) with cargo," from fraght "cargo, lading of a ship" (early 13c.), variant of freight; influenced by Middle Dutch vrachten "to load or furnish with cargo," from Proto-Germanic *fra-aihtiz (see freight (n.)). Figurative sense is first attested 1570s.