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Definitions of fawn

  1. tray to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. show submission or fear Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a color varying around light grayish brown; "she wore a dun raincoat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. young deer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. have fawns, of deer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. have fawns; "deer fawn" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The young of an animal; a whelp. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A fawn color. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To bring forth a fawn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; - often followed by on or upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A young deer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. To flatter someone meanly: with on or upon; to show affection by leaping upon, cringing, or licking the hand of a person; said of a dog. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Resembling a fawn in color. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To cringe; to flatter in a servile way (followed by upon). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To flatter with servility. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To show cringing fondness, as a dog. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A young deer; a light yellowish - brown color. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. A servile cringe; mean flattery. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To cringe in order to gain favour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To carry to excess the appearance of pleasure; to court favour; to flatter meanly; to cringe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon. mso.anu.edu.au
  28. fawn, n. a young deer.--adj. resembling a fawn in colour.--v.i. to bring forth a fawn. [O. Fr. faon, through Low L. from L. foetus, offspring.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. fawn, v.i. to cringe, to flatter in a servile way (with upon).--n. (rare) a servile cringe or bow: mean flattery.--ns. FAWN'ER, one who flatters to gain favour; FAWN'ING, mean flattery: sycophancy.--adv. FAWN'INGLY.--n. FAWN'INGNESS. [A variant of fain, to rejoice--A.S. fægen, glad.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. Young fallow deer, buck or doe of first year (in f., pregnant); f. or f.-colour (ed), (of) light yellowish brown; (vb; of deer) bring forth (young, or abs.). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. (Of animals, esp. dog) show affection by tail-wagging, grovelling, &c. (f. on, upon, lavish caresses on); (of persons) behave servilely, cringe (upon patron, or abs.), whence fawning a., fawningly adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. [Fr.] See Deer, Stages of growth of. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  33. n. [French] A young fallow deer; a buck or doe of the first year. Cabinet Dictionary
  34. To bring forth a young deer; to court by frisking before one, as a dog; to court servilely. Complete Dictionary

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