Origin of fessMiddle English fesse ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin fascia, a band, fascia
Origin of fessMiddle English fesse, from Old French, from Latin fascia, band.
intransitive verbfessed, fess·ing, fess·es Informal
Origin of fessShort for confess.
(third-person singular simple present fesses, present participle fessing, simple past and past participle fessed)
- To confess; to admit.
From confess, by shortening
- (heraldry) A horizontal band across the middle of the shield.