fretten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English freten, from Old English freten, ġefreten (eaten), past participle of Old English fretan (to devour, eat up, consume, break, eat into). More at fret.

Adjective[edit]

fretten (comparative more fretten, superlative most fretten)

  1. (obsolete) Marked.
    pock-fretten (marked with the smallpox)

Verb[edit]

fretten

  1. Alternative past participle of fret

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Doublet with vreten (to eat), from Old Dutch *fretan, from Proto-Germanic *fraetaną. Corresponds to ver- +‎ eten. Possibly influenced by German fressen.

Noun[edit]

fretten (past singular frette, past participle gefret)

  1. (informal) to eat
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

fretten

  1. Plural form of fret

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

fretten

  1. (Austria) to struggle with a very tedious task

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