fawn Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"fawn" in British English

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fawnnoun

uk   /fɔːn/  us   /fɑːn/

fawn noun (ANIMAL)

[C] a ​young deer

fawn noun (COLOUR)

[U] a ​pale yellowish-brown ​colour

fawnadjective

uk   /fɔːn/  us   /fɑːn/
having a ​pale yellowish-brown ​colour
(Definition of fawn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fawn" in American English

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fawnnoun [C]

 us   /fɔn/

fawn noun [C] (DEER)

a ​youngdeer

fawnverb [I]

 us   /fɔn/

fawn verb [I] (PRAISE)

to give someone a lot of ​attention and ​praise in ​order to get that person’s ​approval: Bigmoviestars are fawned over by the ​waiters at the ​restaurant.
(Definition of fawn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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