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fretty1

[fret-ee] /ˈfrɛt i/
adjective, frettier, frettiest.
1.
fretful; irritable; peevish.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; fret1 + -y1

fretty2

[fret-ee] /ˈfrɛt i/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
covered with criss-crossed and interlacing diagonal strips:
argent, fretty sable.
Origin
1555-65; < Middle French frette, derivative of frete trelliswork. See fret2, -ee
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