American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To exhibit affection or attempt to please, as a dog does by wagging its tail, whining, or cringing.
- v. To seek favor or attention by flattery and obsequious behavior.
- n. A young deer, especially one less than a year old.
- n. A grayish yellow-brown to moderate reddish brown.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To show fondness or desire in the manner of a dog or other animal; manifest pleasure or gratitude, or court notice or favor, by demonstrative actions, especially by crouching, licking the hand, or the like; act caressingly and submissively: absolutely or with on or upon.
- To flatter meanly; use blandishments; act servilely; cringe and bow to gain favor: used absolutely or with on or upon.
- To show fondness toward in the manner of a dog; act servilely toward; cringe to.
- n. A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery.
- n. A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year.
- n. The young of some other animal.
- To bring forth a fawn.
- n. The color of the fawn; a light yellowish brown.
- n. A young deer.
- n. A pale brown colour tinted with yellow, like that of a fawn.
- adj. Of the fawn colour.
- v. intransitive To exhibit affection or attempt to please.
- v. intransitive To seek favour by flattery and obsequious behaviour.
- v. intransitive, of a dog To wag its tail, to show devotion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See buck.
- n. obsolete The young of an animal; a whelp.
- n. A fawn color.
- adj. Of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored.
- v. To bring forth a fawn.
- v. To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by
- n. A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy.
- n. a young deer
- v. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
- v. have fawns
- v. show submission or fear
- n. a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
- From Old English fahnian. Akin to Old Norse fagna ("to rejoice"). See also fain. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English faunen, from Old English fagnian, to rejoice, from fagen, fægen, glad.Middle English, from Old French foun, faon, feon, young animal, from Vulgar Latin *fētō, *fētōn-, from Latin fētus, offspring. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In any case, say we have a 35 lb cat. a 10-20-30lb fawn is a hell of a meal.”
“From saving a fawn from a yote to a vortex that picks hay up and spins it 100 feet in the air.”
“Just visualizing those boys laughing and kicking a fawn is very sad.”
“So its just like saying a fawn is 3 1/2 when he said the deer is 6 1/2.”
“She was dressed in fawn-coloured satin, with large pearls.”
“Nor would anyone call a fawn acquiring antlers once it matured evolution.”
“Yes | No | Report from cooner wrote 17 weeks 1 day ago by this time they are pretty much weened from momma and yes they can normally make it with out her. but it is best to take an older dry doe that is not doing any thing other than eating and taking up space. in a hard winter a doe will drive her own fawn from a food source so she get's her fill first, nature ain't all cute and quaint as you know, and momma ain't going to starve to feed the baby”
“Yes | No | Report from cooner wrote 33 weeks 6 days ago that ain't no joke. my buddy's wife got throttled like that when she was a kid, by a doe when she tried to remove the does fawn from a fence it got tangled in. the does hooves cut her up and the force of the attack ended up pushing a strand of barbed wire through her leg. she spent a week in the hospital over it.”
“I named my fawn Great Dane “Liza” after Liza Minnelli.”
““A fawn is a miffical beest an u belong in teh booby hatch!””
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