: a woman's glove that leaves the fingers uncovered
: a baseball catcher's or first baseman's glove made in the style of a mitten
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 These mitts are easy to use and clean and cover most of my forearms. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2023 The ingredients and bowl will get hot during cooking, so have a mitt handy for lifting them in and out of the microwave oven. Nancy Baggett, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Even in the event of a grill flare-up, these mitts will not catch fire or melt. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 8 Jan. 2024 In addition, rooms are stocked with shower cap, nail kit, sewing kit and loofah mitts. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Goff, to his credit, threaded some nice passes into his receivers’ mitts, and a couple of drops helped doom them. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 What Could Be Better The size of the mitts can limit dexterity. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 8 Jan. 2024 These types of mitts are usually short and thin, with a fabric exterior. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2023 The cozy knit gloves with their fleece lining do a great job of keeping your mitts warm, and the ability to work a smartphone or any other touchscreen is still right at your fingertips thanks to conductive fibers. Kristine Solomon, Travel + Leisure, 21 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


short for mitten

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of mitt was in 1757

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“Mitt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: mitten
: a baseball catcher's or first baseman's glove

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