fawn

A fawn is a young deer, but it's also a verb meaning to try and win favor by flattering. You might fawn over Bambi if you want to hang out with the cute and fuzzy gang.

As a verb, fawn either refers to an attempt to get on someone’s good side, or, oddly enough, to give birth to a deer. If you're a human, fawning is an age-old art that might get you what you want but can be very unattractive. If you ever come into possession of a great fortune, watch out for sudden friends who want to fawn over you and shower you with presents. They probably have dollar signs in their eyes.

Primary Meanings of fawn

1.
nv
a young deer
have fawns
2.
v
try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
3.
n
a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
Full Definitions of fawn
1

n a young deer

Type of:
young mammal
any immature mammal
cervid, deer
distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers

v have fawns

“deer fawn
Type of:
bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have
cause to be born
2

v try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

Synonyms:
bootlick, kotow, kowtow, suck up, toady, truckle
Types:
court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour
seek favor by fawning or flattery
Type of:
blandish, flatter
praise somewhat dishonestly

v show submission or fear

Synonyms:
cower, crawl, creep, cringe, grovel
Type of:
bend, flex
form a curve
3

n a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color

Synonyms:
dun, grayish brown, greyish brown
Type of:
light brown
a brown that is light but unsaturated

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