Definition of Fritter

1. Noun. Small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables.

Generic synonyms: Friedcake
Specialized synonyms: Apple Fritter, Corn Fritter



2. Verb. Spend frivolously and unwisely. "Fritter away one's inheritance"

Definition of Fritter

1. n. A small quantity of batter, fried in boiling lard or in a frying pan. Fritters are of various kinds, named from the substance inclosed in the batter; as, apple fritters, clam fritters, oyster fritters.

2. v. t. To cut, as meat, into small pieces, for frying.

Definition of Fritter

1. Noun. A dish made by deep-frying food coated in batter. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive often with '''about''' or '''around''') To occupy oneself idly or without clear purpose, to tinker with an unimportant part of a project, to dally, sometimes as a form of procrastination. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To sinter. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cut (meat etc.) into small pieces for frying. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To break into small pieces or fragments. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fritter

1. to squander little by little [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fritter

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friths
frithstool
frithstools
frithy
fritillaria
fritillarias
fritillaries
fritillary
fritinancy
frits
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frittata
frittatas
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fritter (current term)
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fritterer
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fritterlike
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fritts

Literary usage of Fritter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... having no interest in their Arab flock, they were content to fritter away their lives in Constantinople, useless ornaments of the Phanar. ..."

2. An Italian and English Dictionary with Pronunciation and Brief Etymologies by August Hjalmar Edgren, Giuseppe Bico, John Lawrence Gerig (1901)
"... car. dim. of -tata, -ta- tone, niiii. of lulu, -tolla, F. : fritter ; grease-spot (on clothing) ..."

3. The Home Cook Book: A Collection of Practical Receipts by Expert Cooks (1905)
"... RICE, fritterS Baked Macaroni—Boiled Macaroni—Macaroni with Ham—To Cook Rice—Rice Croquettes —To Make Rice Croustades—Curried Rice—Rice fritters—fritter ..."

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