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fetching

[fech-ing] /ˈfɛtʃ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
charming; captivating.
Origin of fetching
1875-1880
1875-80; fetch1 + -ing2
Related forms
fetchingly, adverb
unfetching, adjective
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  • He hurried back to headquarters at once, and there Gizzard found him a few minutes later, most fetchingly attired.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • 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
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for fetchingly

fetching

/ˈfɛtʃɪŋ/
adjective (informal)
1.
attractively befitting: a fetching hat
2.
charming: a fetching personality
Derived Forms
fetchingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for fetchingly

fetching

adj.

1580s, "crafty, scheming," present participle adjective from fetch. The sense of "alluring, fascinating" is by 1880.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for fetchingly

fetching

adjective

Attractive: afetching appearance (1902+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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