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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English myten, mitaine, from Old French mitan, miton, mitaine (mitten, literally half-glove) (Modern French mitaine), from Frankish *mitamo, *mittamo (half), superlative of *mitti (midpoint), from Proto-Germanic *midjô, *midją (middle, center), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰy- (between, in the middle, center). Cognate with Old High German mittamo, metemo (half, in the middle), Old Dutch medemest (midmost), Old English medeme (middling, average, median, literally midmost, in the middle). More at mid, middle.

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NounEdit

mitten (plural mittens)

  1. A type of glove or garment that covers a hand with a separate sheath for the thumb, but not for other fingers, which are either enclosed in a single section or left uncovered.
  2. A cat's paw that is a different colour from the main body.
  3. (colloquial, dated, as "the mitten") A romantic rejection; dismissal of a lover.
    to give someone the mitten; to get the mitten

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VerbEdit

mitten (third-person singular simple present mittens, present participle mittening, simple past and past participle mittened)

  1. (transitive) To dress in mittens; to put a mitten on.

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mitten

  1. In the middle.
    Mitten auf der Straße lag ein toter Hund.
    In the middle of the street lay a dead dog.

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mitten

  1. definite singular of mitt