/fech"id, fetcht/, adj. South Midland U.S.
damned: Jim beat up every fetched one of them.
[1850-55, Amer.; appar. FETCH + -ED2]

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  • Fetched — Fetch Fetch (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fetched} 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fetching}.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. {Fet}, v. t.] 1. To bear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetched — far·fetched·ness; …   English syllables

  • fetched — fetʃ v. go after and bring back; call, gather; charm; deliver a blow; bring forth (sound, sigh, etc.); inhale; execute; bring in a certain amount of money …   English contemporary dictionary

  • FETCHED — …   Useful english dictionary

  • far-fetched — far′ fetched′ or far′fetched′ adj. improbable; not naturally pertinent; forced; strained: a far fetched excuse for being late[/ex] • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • far-fetched — adj extremely unlikely to be true or to happen ▪ All this may sound a bit far fetched, but companies are already developing intelligent homes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • far-fetched — also far fetched, farfetched, 1560s, brought from afar, from FAR (Cf. far) + pp. of FETCH (Cf. fetch). An earlier form was far fet (1530s). Figurative sense is from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • far-fetched — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a story or idea as far fetched, you are criticizing it because you think it is unlikely to be true or practical. The storyline was too far fetched and none of the actors was particularly good. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • far-fetched — adjective Date: 1548 1. brought from a remote time or place 2. not easily or naturally deduced or introduced ; improbable < a far fetched story > • farfetchedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • far-fetched — far fetchedness, farfetchedness, n. /fahr fecht /, adj. improbable; not naturally pertinent; being only remotely connected; forced; strained: He brought in a far fetched example in an effort to prove his point. Also, farfetched. [1575 85] * * * …   Universalium

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