Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb in the general sense ‘get ready, prepare’, specifically ‘prepare oneself for battle, gird up’): from dialect fettle ‘strip of material, girdle’, from Old English fetel, of Germanic origin; related to German Fesselnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//ˈfetl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfetl//
(old-fashioned, informal) healthy; in good condition The team is in fine fettle. Park Foods is in fine fettle after selling off all non-core businesses.
in fine/good fettlejump to other results