fawn /ˈfɔn, ˈfɑn/
Fawn, a. Of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored.
1. Zool. A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck.
2. The young of an animal; a whelp. [Obs.]
[The tigress] . . . followeth . . . after her fawns. --Holland.
3. A fawn color.
Fawn, v. i. To bring forth a fawn.
Fawn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fawned p. pr. & vb. n. Fawning.] To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon.
You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like hounds. --Shak.
Thou with trembling fear,
Or like a fawning parasite, obeyest. --Milton.
Courtiers who fawn on a master while they betray him. --Macaulay.
Fawn, n. A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy.
n 1: a color varying around light grayish brown; "she wore a dun
raincoat" [syn: dun, grayish brown, greyish brown]
2: young deer
v 1: show submission or fear [syn: crawl, creep, cringe, cower,
2: try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always
kowtowing to his boss" [syn: toady, truckle, bootlick,
kowtow, kotow, suck up]
3: have fawns; "deer fawn"