Fretty vs Frett - What's the difference?

fretty | frett |


As an adjective fretty

is (heraldry) covered with a lattice-like pattern of diagonally interlaced bendlets and bendlets sinister or fretty can be inclined to fret, agitated, worrying.

As a noun frett is

a vitreous compound, used by potters in glazing, consisting of lime, silica, borax, lead, and soda or frett can be (mining) the worn side of the bank of a river.

fretty

English

Etymology 1

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Adjective

(-)
  • (heraldry) Covered with a lattice-like pattern of diagonally interlaced bendlets and bendlets sinister.
  • ''The coats of various noble British families were originally fretty , but later 'simplified' to a single fret
    Usage notes
    * In heraldic descriptions, the term is used between the color of the field and the color (most often a metal) of the bendlets to specify the tinctures of the fretwork.

    Etymology 2

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Inclined to fret, agitated, worrying.
  • (colloquial) Inflamed, like a sore.
  • Synonyms
    * (inclined to fret) (l), (l)

    frett

    English

    Etymology 1

    See frit.

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A vitreous compound, used by potters in glazing, consisting of lime, silica, borax, lead, and soda.
  • Etymology 2

    See fret.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mining) The worn side of the bank of a river.
  • (Webster 1913)