Fret is defined as to feel worry or annoyance about something.(verb)
An example of fret is to fear a move into college.
The definition of a fret is a worry or an annoyance.(noun)
An example of fret is the fear of living by one's self for the first time.
See fret in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME freten < OE fretan, to devour, akin to Ger fressen, Goth fra-itan < Gmc prefix *fra- (OE for-: see for-) + *itan, to eat (OE etan: see eat)
Origin: ME frette, prob. merging of OFr frete (Fr frette), interlaced work, with OE frætwa, ornament (> ? OFr frete)
Origin: OFr frette, a band, ferrule
See fret in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb fret·ted, fret·ting, frets verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English freten
Origin: , from Old English fretan, to devour; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Middle English, interlaced work
Origin: , from Old French frete.
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