Old English fægnian to be glad, from fægen glad; see fain
fawn for learners of English
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Word forms: fawns, fawning, fawned
Fawn is a pale yellowish-brown colour. ⇒ ...a light fawn coat.
2. countable noun
A fawn is a very young deer. ⇒ The fawn ran to the top of the ridge.
If you say that someone fawnsover a powerful or rich person, you disapprove of them because they flatter that person and like to be with him or her. [disapproval] [V + over/on/around] ⇒ People fawn over you when you're famous. [V-ing] ⇒ Nauseatingly fawning journalism that's all it is.