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Origin: Latin, English

Meaning: the English word for a young deer, from Old French faon derived from Latin foetus meaning "offspring".

Fawn is also a color referring to a light yellowish-brown/tan color.

Fawn is an English word referring to someone trying to win favor by flattery, or to behave affectionately over someone, especially a dog. It's from Old English meaning "to rejoice" from fagan (glad) and related to a now obsolete word, fain, meaning "happy, pleased".