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Definition of the noun fritter

What does fritter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fritters

  1. small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic word: friedcake = small cake in the form of a ring or twist or ball or strip fried in deep fat
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun fritter


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

Definition of the verb fritter

What does fritter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: frittered | frittering | fritters

  1. spend frivolously and unwisely

Phrases with Fritter

Phrases starting with the word Fritter:

  1. fritter away
  2. fritter batter

Phrases ending with the word Fritter:

  1. corn fritter
  2. apple fritter
  3. french fritter

Other phrase containing the word Fritter:

  1. to fritter away

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fritter

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Google previewLa Varenne Pratique (1989)

Part 1, The Basics by Anne Willan

Fritter is a more general term for any deepfried savory morsel with a crisp outside. Fritters can be made of mushroomflavored choux pastry, for instance,. Sole fillets are floured and sautéed in butter for sole meunière. 1 Grease the cake pan ...

Google previewBold (2013)

A Cookbook of Big Flavors by Susanna Hoffman, Victoria Wise

A fritter is a piece of fruit, meat, fish, or vegetable that is coated in batter or dusted with flour and deep-fried. It can also be a fried dollop of plain dough. Somewhere along the line, and probably in many places overtime, onions found ...

Google previewOrganizations and Unusual Routines (2010)

A Systems Analysis of Dysfunctional Feedback Processes by Ronald E. Rice, Stephen D. Cooper

A computer fritter is a computer-related activity that is not work doing the actual task, but either activities involving in working at the work, or peripheral and unrelated activities associated with learning, maintaining, and exploring the computer ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Culinary & Menu Terms (2000)

by Rodney Dale

frieteo frito fritot frittata frittatine imbolitte frittella fritter fritto garnish for soup of pancake cut into match-like Strips AUSTRIAN a cheese flavoured with cloves and cumin DUTCH sauteed PORTUGUESE Provencal name for wild thyme FRENCH ...

Google previewAn English-Hindustani Dictionary (1905)

by George Speirs Alexander Ranking

Fritter, to ...

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

Also called French fritter 2. A ball of yeastraised sweetened dough or flavoured choux pastry, deepfriedand served hotwitha dusting of sugarand possibly jam or fruitsauce. Rather likea doughnut.Also called French puff beignet de fleurs France ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

FRITTER, n.s. & v. a Fr. friture. A smaller kind of pancake; a fragment; a small piece. On the authority of Ainsworth, Johnson adds, a cheesecake; a wig: but gives no illustrations. To fritter is to cut into small pieces to be fried; to break into small ...

Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

fritter ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

FRITTER. AWAY. 10. Unsalted, free from salt, lacking in salt or sal loess, 11. Pure and cool, sweet, refreshing, invigorating, bracing, health-giving. 12. Brisk, strong, stiff. 13. Raw, uncultivated, unpractised, untrained, unskilled, inexperienced.

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms (1877)

A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett

Corn-Fritter. A fritter in the batter of which green Indian corn has, after being grated, been mingled ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

FRITTER, n. t. & v. a Fr. friture. A smaller Kind of pancake ; a fragment ; a small piece. On the authority of Ainsworth, Johnson adds, a cheesecake; a wig: but gives no illustrations. To fritter is to cut into small pieces to be fried ; to break into small ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

fritter. friendly fire o noun, military accidental firing on one's own or one's allies' forces instead of the enemy. friendly society - noun, Brit an organization which gives support to members in sickness, old age, widowhood, etc, in return for regular ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1731)

... by N. Bailey, ... by Nathan Bailey

fritter,. Teut.] to. quake or shiver wich Cold ; also to sheer or laugh scornfully ...

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Quotes about Fritter

When you raise prices, you've got to make sure you get it to the bottom line. You can fritter it away because of the way you're running the business, with maybe not a totally disciplined approach. (Jim Cantalupo)
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Scrabble value of F4R1I1T1T1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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