fess up, Informal. to admit or concede, especially freely.
(informal, mainly US) (intransitive) foll by up. to make a confession
shortened form of confess, attested by 1840, American English. Related: Fessed; fesses; fessing.
“white horizontal band across an escutcheon,” late 15c., from Old French faisce, from Latin fascia (see fasces).
To confess; admit the truth: Then why doesn’t the judge come clean and fess up?/ He finally fessed up to something that I’ve known a long time (1840+)
[fest] /fɛst/ noun 1. an assembly of people engaged in a common activity (often used in combination): filmfest; gabfest; love-fest; poetry fest. /fɛst/ noun 1. see -fest.
[fes-tuh] /ˈfɛs tə/ noun 1. a feast, festival, or holiday.
[fes-tl] /ˈfɛs tl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or befitting a feast, festival, holiday, or gala occasion. /ˈfɛstəl/ adjective 1. another word for festive adj. late 15c., from Middle French festal, from Late Latin festalis, from Latin festum “feast” (see feast (n.)).
[fes-ter] /ˈfɛs tər/ verb (used without object) 1. to form pus; generate purulent matter; suppurate. 2. to cause ulceration, as a foreign body in the flesh. 3. to putrefy or rot. 4. to rankle, as a feeling of resentment. verb (used with object) 5. to cause to rankle: Malice festered his spirit. noun 6. an […]