Fesses



[fes] /fɛs/

noun, Heraldry.
1.
an ordinary in the form of a broad horizontal band across the middle of an escutcheon.
[fes] /fɛs/
noun, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
a teacher.
/fɛs/
verb
1.
(informal, mainly US) (intransitive) foll by up. to make a confession
v.

shortened form of confess, attested by 1840, American English. Related: Fessed; fesses; fessing.
n.

“white horizontal band across an escutcheon,” late 15c., from Old French faisce, from Latin fascia (see fasces).

verb phrase

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+)
confess

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