To fawn means to pay extra attention to something in an overly affectionate way.(verb)
An example of to fawn is how a young girl acts towards a boy she likes.
Fawn is defined as a light yellow brown color, often used to describe the color of an animal’s coat.(noun)
An example of fawn is the name of a winter coat’s color in a catalog.
The definition of a fawn is a young deer, still covered in spots.(noun)
An example of a fawn is the character Bambi.
See fawn in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME faunen < OE fagnian < fagen, var. of fægen: see fain
Origin: ME < OFr faon, feon < LL *feto (gen. *fetonis), young animal, child < L fetus: see fetus
intransitive verb, transitive verb
See fawn in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb fawned, fawn·ing, fawns
Origin: Middle English faunen
Origin: , from Old English fagnian, to rejoice
Origin: , from fagen, fǽgen, glad.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French foun, faon, feon, young animal
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *fētō, *fētōn-
Origin: , from Latin fētus, offspring; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.
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