Definition of Tetter

1. n. A vesicular disease of the skin; herpes. See Herpes.



2. v. t. To affect with tetter.

Definition of Tetter

1. Noun. (rare) Any of various pustular skin conditions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tetter

1. a skin disease [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tetter

1. A vesicular disease of the skin; herpes. See Herpes. Honeycomb tetter, psoriasis. Tetter berry, the white bryony. Origin: OE. Teter, AS. Teter, tetr; akin to G. Zitter, zittermal, OHG. Zittaroch, Skr. Dadru, dadruka, a sort of skin disease. 63, 240. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetter

tetrone
tetrones
tetrose
tetroses
tetrotus
tetroxid
tetroxide
tetroxides
tetroxids
tetryl
tetrylene
tetrylenes
tetryls
tetrytol
tets
tetter (current term)
tettered
tettering
tetterous
tetters
tetterwort
tettigonian
tettigoniid
tettigoniids
tettish
tettix
tettixes
tetty
teuch
teuchat

Literary usage of Tetter

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1. Popular romances of the west of England; or, The drolls, traditions, and by Robert Hunt (1881)
"God bless the flesh and preserve the bone ; Perish, thou tetter, and be thou gone. ... Thus the verses are continued until tetter, having " no brother," is ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"tetter. A humour accompanied with redness and itching. —B. The word tetter was used in the sense of itching. It. pizzicare, to itch and smart, to tetter ..."

3. Negro Myths from the Georgia Coast, Told in the Vernacular by Charles Colcock Jones (1888)
"Me yent bin bring no tetter wid me case me no want fur mek me fren feel bad. ... dem all bent pon mek um show eh tetter, eh say: " Well, wait pon top me. ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1836)
"The nipples were washed with this every time after taking the child from the breast.—Jo-urn, dc Mcd., <fc. Sept. 1630. 21. Cure for tetter. ..."

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