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frit·ter1 / ˈfritər/ • v. [tr.] 1. (fritter something away) waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters: I wish we hadn't frittered the money away so easily. ∎  [intr.] dwindle; diminish: the day fritters. 2. archaic divide (something) into small pieces: they become frittered into minute tatters. DERIVATIVES: frit·ter·er n. frit·ter2 • n. a piece of fruit, vegetable, or meat that is coated in batter and deep-fried.

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fritter2 †break into fragments; do away with piecemeal, waste in trifling. XVIII. f. fritters fragments (XVII), expressive alt. of (dial.) fitters (XVI), f. †fitter break into small fragments; see -ER4.

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fritter1 portion of batter fried in oil, etc. XIV. — (O)F. friture :- Rom. *frīctūra, f. frict-, pp. stem of L. frīgere FRY2; see -URE.

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fritter A portion of sweet or savoury food, coated in batter and fried.

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fritterbitter, committer, critter, embitter, emitter, fitter, flitter, fritter, glitter, gritter, hitter, jitter, knitter, litter, permitter, pitta, quitter, remitter, sitter, skitter, slitter, spitter, splitter, submitter, titter, transmitter, twitter, witter •drifter, grifter, lifter, shifter, sifter, snifter, uplifter •constrictor, contradictor, depicter, dicta, evictor, inflicter, predictor, victor •filter, kilter, philtre (US philter), quilter, tilter •Jacinta, midwinter, Minter, Pinta, Pinter, printer, splinter, sprinter, tinter, winter •sphincter •assister, ballista, bistre (US bister), blister, enlister, glister, lister, mister, resistor, Sandinista, sister, transistor, tryster, twister, vista •trickster •minster, spinster •hipster, quipster, tipster •cohabiter • arbiter • presbyter •exhibitor, inhibitor, prohibiter •Manchester • Chichester • Silchester •Rochester • Colchester •creditor, editor, subeditor •auditor • Perdita • taffeta • shopfitter •forfeiter • outfitter • counterfeiter •register • marketer •cricketer, picketer •Alistair • weightlifter • filleter •fillister • shoplifter •diameter, heptameter, hexameter, parameter, pentameter, tetrameter •Axminster • Westminster •limiter, perimeter, scimitar, velocimeter •accelerometer, anemometer, barometer, gasometer, geometer, manometer, micrometer, milometer, olfactometer, optometer, pedometer, photometer, pyrometer, speedometer, swingometer, tachometer, thermometer •Kidderminster • janitor •banister, canister •primogenitor, progenitor, senator •administer, maladminister, minister, sinister •monitor • per capita • carpenter •spanakopita • Jupiter • trumpeter •character • barrister • ferreter •teleprinter •chorister, forester •interpreter, misinterpreter •capacitor • ancestor • Exeter •stepsister •elicitor, solicitor •babysitter • house-sitter • bullshitter •competitor • catheter • harvester •riveter • banqueter • non sequitur •loquitur •inquisitor, visitor •compositor, expositor

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