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  • n. Someone who frets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, frets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which frets.


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  • Bon d'un autre coté il maitrise super bien les Hammer-on et Pull-off donc il peut se permettre de "fretter" a deux mains!!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Someone has said that a wasp is a comfortable house-mate in comparison; it only stings when disturbed, but a habitual, discontented fretter stings with or without provocation.

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  • But even by American Jewish standards, Sendak is a world-class fretter.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • I, a born fretter, was thinking: Have I really done enough to prepare him for the world?

    Steve Wonders: Have I Taught Isaac Enough?

  • That's when a fellow fretter pointed me to FastWeb, the most popular Internet scholarship site, self-described as "the best way to get free money for school."

    Web Site of Hard Knocks

  • I am a terrible fretter too, so you have my sympathy.


  • The fretter and those about him are made uncomfortable.

    Maintaining Health Formerly Health and Efficiency

  • He had taken to the girl from the first day, when he had driven over to the Flats to meet her, and she had smiled and waved to him from the train, crying out, "You must be Ethan!" as she jumped down with her bundles, while he reflected, looking over her slight person: "She don't look much on housework, but she ain't a fretter, anyhow."

    Ethan Frome

  • And, quoth the sergeant, most like my lord will wear his armour in four days 'time; also now we have reared another great slinger, which we call Stone-fretter, and soon, without doubt, we shall be standing victorious within that den of thieves.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • The lucky charm or superstitious behavior ( "If I don't step on the foul line, I'm good to go!") gives the fretter a feeling of being in control. - News


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