What does fawn mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dun, greyish brown, grayish brown, fawn(noun)

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

    "she wore dun"

  2. fawn(verb)

    a young deer

  3. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)

    show submission or fear

  4. fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up(verb)

    try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

    "He is always kowtowing to his boss"

  5. fawn(verb)

    have fawns

    "deer fawn"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fawn(noun)

    a young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck

  2. Fawn(noun)

    the young of an animal; a whelp

  3. Fawn(noun)

    a fawn color

  4. Fawn(adj)

    of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored

  5. Fawn(verb)

    to bring forth a fawn

  6. Fawn(verb)

    to court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon

  7. Fawn(noun)

    a servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy

  8. Origin: [OF. faon the young one of any beast, a fawn, F. faon a fawn, for fedon, fr. L. fetus. See Fetus.]


  1. Fawn

    Fawn is a light yellowish tan colour. It is usually used in reference to clothing, soft furnishings and bedding, as well as to a dog's coat colour. It occurs in varying shades, ranging between pale tan to pale fawn to dark deer-red. The first recorded use of fawn as a colour name in English was in 1789.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fawn

    fawn, n. a young deer.—adj. resembling a fawn in colour.—v.i. to bring forth a fawn. [O. Fr. faon, through Low L. from L. fœtus, offspring.]

  2. Fawn

    fawn, v.i. to cringe, to flatter in a servile way (with upon).—n. (rare) a servile cringe or bow: mean flattery.—ns. Fawn′er, one who flatters to gain favour; Fawn′ing, mean flattery: sycophancy.—adv. Fawn′ingly.—n. Fawn′ingness. [A variant of fain, to rejoice—A.S. fægen, glad.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fawn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fawn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for fawn

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تزلفArabic
  • аленяняBelarusian
  • въртя опашка, еленче, лаская, подмазвам сеBulgarian
  • cervatellCatalan, Valencian
  • podlézat, lísat se, kolouchCzech
  • logre, dådyr, kalv, lysebrun, lam, sleske, dådyrfarvetDanish
  • Kalb, schmeicheln, Kitz, beige, rehbraun, Rehkitz, RehkalbGerman
  • ελαφάκιGreek
  • cervidoEsperanto
  • cervatilloSpanish
  • hirvevasikasEstonian
  • آهوبرهPersian
  • mielistellä, säämiskänvärinen, pokkuroida, imarrella, vasa, liehitellä, nuoleskellaFinnish
  • faon, flagornerFrench
  • osbhuí, oisínIrish
  • hízeleg, őzborjúHungarian
  • leccare, fare le feste, scodinzolare, fulvo, fulvo chiaro, essere servile, marrone chiaro, cerbiatto, adulare, dimostrare affettoItalian
  • 淡黄褐色, 子鹿Japanese
  • 새끼사슴Korean
  • nebrideLatin
  • срнчеMacedonian
  • kwispelen, reebruin, vleien, hertenjong, versierenDutch
  • fawnNorwegian
  • płowy, jelonek, nadskakiwać, łasić się, schlebiaćPolish
  • bajular, agradar, fulvo, corço, adular, puxar sacoPortuguese
  • cafeniu, măguli, linguși, ied, alinta, gudura, flata, răsfățaRomanian
  • желтовато-коричневый, угодничать, ластиться, подхалимничать, лебезить, ласкаться, подлизываться, палевый, оленёнок, заискиватьRussian
  • srnče, срнче, lane, ланеSerbo-Croatian
  • kolouch, sŕňaSlovak
  • kalv, kidSwedish
  • оленяткоUkrainian
  • stägül, jistägül, stägülaköl, stägülakölik, histägülVolapük

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