noun see fritter II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fritterer — noun Someone who fritters …   Wiktionary

  • fritterer — n. spendthrift, squanderer, one who wastes money or time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fritterer — frit·ter·er …   English syllables

  • fritterer — id.ərə(r), itə noun ( s) : one that fritters …   Useful english dictionary

  • fritter — I. noun Etymology: Middle English fritour, from Anglo French friture, from Vulgar Latin *frictura, from Latin frictus, past participle of frigere to roast Date: 14th century a small mass of fried or sautéed batter often containing fruit or meat… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fritter — fritter1 fritterer, n. /frit euhr/, v.t. 1. to squander or disperse piecemeal; waste little by little (usually fol. by away): to fritter away one s money; to fritter away an afternoon. 2. to break or tear into small pieces or shreds. v.i. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • waster — *spendthrift, profligate, prodigal, wastrel Analogous words: idler, loafer, lounger (see corresponding verbs at IDLE): squanderer, dissipater, fritterer (see corresponding verbs at WASTE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fritter — I. /ˈfrɪtə / (say frituh) phrase fritter away, to disperse or squander piecemeal, or waste little by little: to fritter away one s money. {earlier fitter, from fit part} –fritterer, noun II. /ˈfrɪtə / (say frituh) noun a small cake of batter,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fritter — fritter1 [frit′ər] n. [< ? OFr fraiture < L fractura: see FRACTURE] Rare a small piece; shred vt. [< FRITTER1 the n.] 1. Rare to break or tear into small pieces 2. to waste (money, time, etc.) bit by bit on petty things: usually with… …   English World dictionary

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