Fawn

Definition of Fawn

n.1.(Zool.) A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck.
2.The young of an animal; a whelp.
[The tigress] . . . followeth . . . after her fawns.
- Holland.
3.A fawn color.
a.1.Of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored.
v. i.1.To bring forth a fawn.
1.To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; - often followed by on or upon.
[imp. & p. p. Fawned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fawning.]
You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like hounds.
- Shak.
Thou with trembling fear,
Or like a fawning parasite, obeyest.
- Milton.
Courtiers who fawn on a master while they betray him.
- Macaulay.
n.1.A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy.

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