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Definition of "fawn" []

  • To exhibit affection or attempt to please, as a dog does by wagging its tail, whining, or cringing. (verb-intransitive)
  • To seek favor or attention by flattery and obsequious behavior. (verb-intransitive)
  • A young deer, especially one less than a year old. (noun)
  • A grayish yellow-brown to moderate reddish brown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fawn" in a sentence
  • "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."