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Noun: fess  fes
  1. (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
    - fesse
Verb: fess  fes
Usage: informal
  1. Admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error
    "the writer of the anonymous letter fessed up after they identified his handwriting";
    - make a clean breast of, own up, fess up [informal], own, cop [N. Amer, informal], cop to [N. Amer, informal], come clean [informal]

Derived forms: fessed, fesses, fessing

Type of: concede, confess, ordinary, profess

Encyclopedia: Fess