Complete Definition of "fritter"

English
Pronunciation
(UK): IPA|/ˈfrɪtə/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
(US): AHD|frÄ­tʹər, IPA|/ˈfrɪtɚ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]`/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪtə(r)|-ɪtə(r)

Noun
en-noun

#A dish made by deep-frying food coated in batter.

Derived terms
apple fritter
corn fritter
French fritter
fritter batter
fritterware
oyster fritter
rice fritter
spam fritter

Verb
en-verb

#intransitive (often with about or around) To occupy oneself idly or without clear purpose, to tinker with an unimportant part of a project, to dally, sometimes as a form of procrastination.
#:I was supposed to do work, but I frittered around all afternoon.
#:He can't figure out how to finish the paper he's writing, so he's resorted to frittering with the fonts.

Derived terms
fritter away
frittered
fritterer
frittering<!--adjective, noun-->

See also
tempura

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