from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Very attractive; charming.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Alluring; attractive; fascinating; taking; “killing”: as, an awfully fetching bonnet.
  • Crafty; tricky: as, “the fetching practice of prelates,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective drawing favorable attention.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Attractive; pleasant to regard.
  • verb Present participle of fetch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very attractive; capturing interest


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