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EtymologyEdit

From Old French friture.

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fritter (plural fritters)

  1. A dish made by deep-frying food coated in batter.
  2. A fragment; a shred; a small piece.
    • Hudibras
      And cut whole giants into fritters.

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fritter (third-person singular simple present fritters, present participle frittering, simple past and past participle frittered)

  1. (intransitive, often with about, around, or away) 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.
    I was supposed to do work, but I frittered around all afternoon.
    He can’t figure out how to finish the paper he’s writing, so he’s resorted to frittering with the fonts.
    It is quite possible to fritter one's life away in answer to the endless calls of others.
  2. (transitive) To sinter.
  3. (transitive) To cut (meat etc.) into small pieces for frying.
  4. (transitive) To break into small pieces or fragments.

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fritter

  1. (transitive) to fritter / sinter

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