Thursday, April 23, 2015

fress

fress (third-person singular simple present fresses, present participle fressing, simple past and past participle fressed)

  1. To eat without restraint; eat heartily.
From Yiddish פרעסן (fresn) or German fressen (to devour, gobble), from Middle High German vrezzen, from Old High German frezzan (to devour, eat up), from Proto-Germanic *fraetanan (to eat up), from Proto-Germanic *fra- (intensive and perfective prefix) + Proto-Germanic *etanan (to eat), equivalent to for- +‎ eat. Cognate with Old English fretan (to devour). More at fret.

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