pettitoes
noun plural Etymology: plural of obsolete pettytoe offal Date: 1555 1. the feet of a pig used as food 2. toes, feet

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  • Pettitoes — Pet ti*toes, n. pl. [Petty + toes.] The toes or feet of a pig, often used as food; sometimes, in contempt, the human feet. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pettitoes — [pet′ē tōz΄, pet′itōz΄] pl.n. [prob. < MFr petite oye, goose giblets < fem. of petit (see PETTY) + oye, goose < LL auca (see OCARINA): form and meaning infl. by assoc. with TOE] 1. pigs feet, as an article of food 2. feet or toes, esp. a …   English World dictionary

  • pettitoes — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌtōz noun plural Etymology: plural (influenced in meaning by toes, plural of toe) of obsolete English pettytoe offal, from Middle French petite oye, from petite (feminine of petit small) + oye goose, from Late Latin auca more at ocarina …   Useful english dictionary

  • pettitoes — /pet ee tohz /, n.pl. 1. the feet of a pig, esp. used as food. 2. the human toes or feet, esp. those of a child. [1545 55; pl. of obs. pettytoe offal < MF petite oye giblets of a goose, equiv. to petite PETITE + oye goose < LL avica; see OCARINA] …   Universalium

  • pettitoes — pet·ti·toes || petɪtəʊz n. toes or feet of a pig used as food; trotters of a pig; toes or feet of a child …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pettitoes — pet·ti·toes …   English syllables

  • pettitoes — /ˈpɛtitoʊz/ (say peteetohz) plural noun 1. the feet of a pig, especially as food. 2. the human feet, especially those of a child. {obsolete pettytoe offal + s3} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pettitoes —   n. pl. pig s trotters …   Dictionary of difficult words

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