Nitter vs Witter - What's the difference?

nitter | witter |


As a noun nitter

is (zoology) a louse that deposits nits on horses.

As an adjective witter is

(obsolete|or|dialectal) knowing, certain, sure, wis.

As a verb witter is

(intransitive|intransitive|obsolete|or|dialectal) to make sure, inform, or declare.

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nitter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (zoology) A louse that deposits nits on horses.
  • (Webster 1913)

    witter

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) witter, witer, of (etyl) origin, from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete, or, dialectal) knowing, certain, sure, wis.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) witteren, witeren, of (etyl) origin, from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (intransitive, intransitive, obsolete, or, dialectal) to make sure, inform, or declare.
  • to speak at length on a trivial subject.
  • She got home and started wittering about some religious cult she’d just heard about.
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