Fawn Definition

fôn
fawned, fawning, fawns
verb
fawned, fawning, fawns
To show friendliness by licking hands, wagging its tail, etc.
Webster's New World
To try to gain favor by acting servilely; cringe and flatter.
Courtiers fawning on a king.
Webster's New World
To seek favor or attention by flattery and obsequious behavior.
American Heritage
To show affection in a solicitous or exaggerated way.
Webster's New World
To bring forth (young)
Webster's New World
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noun
fawns
A young deer less than one year old.
Webster's New World
A pale yellowish-brown color.
Webster's New World
Fawn is defined as a light yellow brown color, often used to describe the color of an animal’s coat.
An example of fawn is the name of a winter coat’s color in a catalog.
YourDictionary
adjective
Of this color.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Fawn

Noun

Singular:
fawn
Plural:
fawns

Origin of Fawn

  • Middle English from Old French foun, faon, feon young animal from Vulgar Latin fētō *fētōn- from Latin fētus offspring dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English fawnen, from Old English fahnian, fagnian, fæġnian (“to rejoice, make glad”). Akin to Old Norse fagna (“to rejoice”). See also fain.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English faunen from Old English fagnian to rejoice from fagen, fægen glad

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French faon.

    From Wiktionary

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