fritter away

Definition of fritter away

  1. :  to spend or use up (something) in a slow and usually foolish way He frittered the afternoon away. He frittered away his fortune on gambling.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  1. :  to break into small fragments

    :  dissipate, dwindle

awayplay
  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds


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