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English definition of “fetching”


adjective     /ˈfetʃ.ɪŋ/
A fetching person or piece of clothing is attractive: a rather fetching off-the-shoulder dress You look very fetching in your green shorts.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant fetchingly     /-li/ adverb AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
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