Fritter - What does it mean?

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(en noun)
  • A dish made by deep-frying food coated in batter.
  • A fragment; a shred; a small piece.
  • * Hudibras
  • And cut whole giants into fritters .

    Derived terms

    * apple fritter * corn fritter * French fritter * fritter batter * fritterware * oyster fritter * rice fritter * spam fritter


    (en verb)
  • 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.
  • To sinter.
  • To cut (meat etc.) into small pieces for frying.
  • To break into small pieces or fragments.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Break all nerves, and fritter all their sense.

    Derived terms

    * fritter away * frittered * fritterer * frittering

    See also

    * tempura ----

    Not English

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