Fritter

Definition of Fritter

Frit´ter
n.1.A small quantity of batter, fried in boiling lard or in a frying pan. Fritters are of various kinds, named from the substance inclosed in the batter; as, apple fritters, clam fritters, oyster fritters.
2.A fragment; a shred; a small piece.
And cut whole giants into fritters.
- Hudibras.
Corn fritter
See under Corn.
v. t.1.To cut, as meat, into small pieces, for frying.
[imp. & p. p. Frittered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Frittering.]
2.To break into small pieces or fragments.
Break all nerves, and fritter all their sense.
- Pope.
To fritter away
to diminish; to pare off; to reduce to nothing by taking away a little at a time; also, to waste piecemeal; as, to fritter away time, strength, credit, etc.

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