noun frit·ter \ˈfri-tər\

: a small piece of food that has been coated in a flour and egg mixture and fried

Full Definition of FRITTER

:  a small mass of fried or sautéed batter often containing fruit or meat

Examples of FRITTER

  1. <she loves eating corn fritters with maple syrup>

Origin of FRITTER

Middle English fritour, from Anglo-French friture, from Vulgar Latin *frictura, from Latin frictus, past participle of frigere to roast
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to FRITTER

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel



Definition of FRITTER

transitive verb
:  to spend or waste bit by bit, on trifles, or without commensurate return —usually used with away
:  to break into small fragments
intransitive verb
frit·ter·er \-tər-ər\ noun

Origin of FRITTER

fritter, noun (fragment, shred)
First Known Use: 1728


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