\ ˈmit How to pronounce mitt (audio) \

Definition of mitt

1a : a woman's glove that leaves the fingers uncovered
c : a baseball catcher's or first baseman's glove made in the style of a mitten
2 slang : hand

Examples of mitt in a Sentence

children bundled up in hats and mitts He can hold anything in those big mitts of his.
Recent Examples on the Web Feldman recommends using a glove or a mitt to distribute the product evenly. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 13 June 2022 With plenty of photo ops (including your crew inside a giant baseball mitt) and a free mini bat souvenir for every guest, this tour will be a home run. Karen Cicero, Good Housekeeping, 20 Apr. 2022 When showering, make sure to scrub the product off with a mitt or loofah to ensure the tan is evenly removed. ELLE, 22 Apr. 2022 Use your hands or a mitt to apply the Natural Glow Instant Sun Body Mousse, which dries in just 60 seconds. Celia Shatzman, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2022 The aerosol foam is best applied with a mitt and has a pleasing coconut scent. Celia Shatzman, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2022 Tarte’s best-selling self-tanner and an application mitt. Celia Shatzman, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2022 After a sacrifice put runners on second and third, a groundball to short produced yet another example of Red Sox defensive self-sabotage, as Xander Bogaerts’s throw clanged off the mitt of first baseman Bobby Dalbec for an E3., 23 Aug. 2021 Anderson provided the pressure and Mathis’ big mitt blocked Ridder’s passing lanes to frustrate the quarterback who finished eighth in Heisman Trophy voting. John Talty |, al, 31 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mitt

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for mitt

short for mitten

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18 Jun 2022

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“Mitt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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\ ˈmit How to pronounce mitt (audio) \

Kids Definition of mitt

1 : mitten Use a mitt to hold the hot dish.
2 : a baseball catcher's or first baseman's glove

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