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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Fawn


FAWN, noun A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year.

FAWN, verb intransitive To bring forth a fawn

FAWN, verb intransitive [See Fain.]

1. To court favor, or show attachment to, by frisking about one; as, a dog fawns on his master.

2. To soothe; to flatter meanly; to blandish; to court servilely; to cringe and bow to gain favor; as a fawning favorite or minion.

My love, forbear to fawn upon their frowns.

FAWN, noun A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery.