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Feisty Fawn

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feist·y [fahy-stee]

–adjective, feist·i·er, feist·i·est.

1. full of animation, energy, or courage; spirited; spunky; plucky: The champion is faced with a feisty challenger.
2. ill-tempered; pugnacious.
3. troublesome; difficult: feisty legal problems.

[Origin: 1895–1900, Americanism; feist + -y1]

 

fawn

–noun

1. a young deer, esp. an unweaned one.
2. a light yellowish-brown color.

–adjective

3. light yellowish-brown.

–verb (used without object)

4. (of a doe) to bring forth young.

[Origin: 1225–75; ME fawn, foun < MF faon, foun, feon ≪ VL *fétōn-, s. of *fétō offspring, deriv. of L fétus fetus]

 

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