Fess Definition

fĕs
fessed, fesses
noun
A horizontal band forming the middle third of a shield.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • fesse
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verb
To admit to something; confess, often used with up:
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Fess

Noun

Singular:
fess
Plural:
fesses

Origin of Fess

  • Middle English fesse from Old French from Latin fascia band

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

  • From Old French fesse, an alteration of faisse, from Latin fascia

    From Wiktionary

  • From confess, by shortening

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for confess

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

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