Definition of fess verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fess

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fes//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fes//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fess
BrE BrE//fes//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fes//
 
he / she / it fesses
BrE BrE//ˈfesɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfesɪz//
 
past simple fessed
BrE BrE//fest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fest//
 
past participle fessed
BrE BrE//fest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fest//
 
-ing form fessing
BrE BrE//ˈfesɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfesɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin early 19th cent.: shortening of confess. Phrasal Verbsfess up
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fess

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