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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawn]
    • /fɔn/
    • /fɔːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawn]
    • /fɔn/

Definitions of fawn word

  • noun fawn a young deer, especially an unweaned one. 1
  • noun fawn a light yellowish-brown color. 1
  • adjective fawn light yellowish-brown. 1
  • verb without object fawn to seek notice or favor by servile demeanor: The courtiers fawned over the king. 1
  • verb without object fawn (of a dog) to behave affectionately. 1
  • noun fawn A young deer in its first year. 1

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Origin of fawn

First appearance:

before 1225
One of the 9% oldest English words
1225-75; Middle English fawn, foun < Middle French faon, foun, feon ≪ Vulgar Latin *fētōn-, stem of *fētō offspring, derivative of Latin fētus fetus

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Parts of speech for Fawn


fawn popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fawn

verb fawn

  • crouch — If you are crouching, your legs are bent under you so that you are close to the ground and leaning forward slightly.
  • grovel — to humble oneself or act in an abject manner, as in great fear or utter servility.
  • defer — If you defer an event or action, you arrange for it to happen at a later date, rather than immediately or at the previously planned time.
  • kowtow — to act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference.
  • flatter — to make flat.

noun fawn

  • yearling — an animal in its second year.

adjective fawn

  • hazel — a female given name.
  • umber — an earth consisting chiefly of a hydrated oxide of iron and some oxide of manganese, used in its natural state as a brown pigment (raw umber) or, after heating, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt umber)
  • mahogany — any of several tropical American trees of the genus Swietenia, especially S. mahagoni and S. macrophylla, yielding hard, reddish-brown wood used for making furniture.
  • puce — of a dark or brownish purple.
  • russet — yellowish brown, light brown, or reddish brown.

Antonyms for fawn

verb fawn

  • deny — When you deny something, you state that it is not true.
  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • honor — honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: a man of honor.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.

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