fretty

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

fret (lattice, trellis) +‎ -y.

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fretty (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Covered with a lattice-like pattern of diagonally interlaced bendlets and bendlets sinister.
    The coats of various noble British families were originally fretty, but later 'simplified' to a single fret
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  • In heraldic descriptions, the term is used between the color of the field and the color (most often a metal) of the bendlets to specify the tinctures of the fretwork.
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Etymology 2[edit]

fret (to worry) +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

fretty (comparative more fretty, superlative most fretty)

  1. Inclined to fret, agitated, worrying.
  2. (colloquial) Inflamed, like a sore.
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