There are two meanings for this word with which I'm familiar.

Fetching is far more than simply someone attractive - someone who can be called fetching has a certain aura about them: they wash over you. You can feel them in your spine as they pass you by and smile their jolly smile.

The word has kinship with cuteness - but less in the sense that the target person is cute, than the idea that they bring out the cuteness in you. You're forced to associate them with a word like fetching which is an infinitely cute way to describe someone - it almost makes you giddy and heady to say it.

You would only call someone fetching if there's a good chance of you swooning sometime in the near future.

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