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frit·ter 1

 (frĭt′ər)
tr.v. frit·tered, frit·ter·ing, frit·ters
1. To reduce or squander little by little: frittered his inheritance away. See Synonyms at waste.
2. To break, tear, or cut into bits; shred.

[Probably from fritter, fragment, probably alteration of fitters, from fitter, to break into small pieces.]

frit·ter 2

 (frĭt′ər)
n.
A small cake made of batter, often containing fruit, vegetables, or fish, sautéed or deep-fried.

[Middle English friture, from Old French, from Late Latin frīctūra, from Latin frīctus, past participle of frīgere, to roast, fry.]

fritter

(ˈfrɪtə)
vb (tr)
1. (usually foll by away) to waste or squander: to fritter away time.
2. to break or tear into small pieces; shred
n
a small piece; shred
[C18: probably from obsolete fitter to break into small pieces, ultimately from Old English fitt a piece]
ˈfritterer n

fritter

(ˈfrɪtə)
n
(Cookery) a piece of food, such as apple or clam, that is dipped in batter and fried in deep fat
[C14: from Old French friture, from Latin frictus fried, roasted, from frīgere to fry, parch]

frit•ter1

(ˈfrɪt ər)

v.t.
1. to squander or disperse piecemeal; waste little by little (usu. fol. by away): to fritter away one's money.
2. to break or tear into small pieces or shreds.
v.i.
3. to dwindle, shrink, degenerate, etc. (often fol. by away): to watch one's fortune fritter away.
4. to separate or break into fragments: a plastic material having a tendency to fritter.
n.
5. a small piece, fragment, or shred.
[1720–30]
frit′ter•er, n.

frit•ter2

(ˈfrɪt ər)

n.
a small cake of fried batter, often containing corn, fruit, or other food.
[1350–1400; Middle English friture, frytour < Old French friture < Late Latin frīctūra a frying = Latin frict(us), past participle of frīgere to fry1 + -ūra -ure]

fritter


Past participle: frittered
Gerund: frittering

Imperative
fritter
fritter
Present
I fritter
you fritter
he/she/it fritters
we fritter
you fritter
they fritter
Preterite
I frittered
you frittered
he/she/it frittered
we frittered
you frittered
they frittered
Present Continuous
I am frittering
you are frittering
he/she/it is frittering
we are frittering
you are frittering
they are frittering
Present Perfect
I have frittered
you have frittered
he/she/it has frittered
we have frittered
you have frittered
they have frittered
Past Continuous
I was frittering
you were frittering
he/she/it was frittering
we were frittering
you were frittering
they were frittering
Past Perfect
I had frittered
you had frittered
he/she/it had frittered
we had frittered
you had frittered
they had frittered
Future
I will fritter
you will fritter
he/she/it will fritter
we will fritter
you will fritter
they will fritter
Future Perfect
I will have frittered
you will have frittered
he/she/it will have frittered
we will have frittered
you will have frittered
they will have frittered
Future Continuous
I will be frittering
you will be frittering
he/she/it will be frittering
we will be frittering
you will be frittering
they will be frittering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frittering
you have been frittering
he/she/it has been frittering
we have been frittering
you have been frittering
they have been frittering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frittering
you will have been frittering
he/she/it will have been frittering
we will have been frittering
you will have been frittering
they will have been frittering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frittering
you had been frittering
he/she/it had been frittering
we had been frittering
you had been frittering
they had been frittering
Conditional
I would fritter
you would fritter
he/she/it would fritter
we would fritter
you would fritter
they would fritter
Past Conditional
I would have frittered
you would have frittered
he/she/it would have frittered
we would have frittered
you would have frittered
they would have frittered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fritter - small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetablesfritter - small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables
friedcake - small cake in the form of a ring or twist or ball or strip fried in deep fat
apple fritter - fritter containing sliced apple
corn fritter - fritter containing corn or corn kernels
Verb1.fritter - spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance"
ware, squander, consume, waste - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
Translations
يُبَدِّدُ ماله، يُبَعْثِر
promarnit
klatte vækødsle bort
sóa smátt og smátt; bruîla
eikvotiiššvaistytišvaistyti
izšķiest

fritter

1 [ˈfrɪtəʳ] N (Culin) → buñuelo m
corn fritterarepa f (Col, Ven)

fritter

2 [ˈfrɪtəʳ] VT (also fritter away) → malgastar, desperdiciar

fritter

[ˈfrɪtər] nbeignet m
fritter away
vt [+ time, money] → gaspiller

fritter

1
vt (Brit: also fritter away) money, timevertun (inf), → vergeuden, verplempern (inf)

fritter

2
n (Cook) → Beignet m, → Schmalzgebackenes nt no plmit Füllung; apple fritterApfelbeignet m

fritter

[ˈfrɪtəʳ] n (Culin) → frittella
fritter away vt + advsprecare

fritter

(ˈfritə) verb
(often with away) to throw away or waste gradually. He frittered (away) all his money on gambling.
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