pit·​ter | \ ˈpitə(r), -itə- \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of pitter

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : chirr, stridulate pittering grasshoppers
2 : pitter-patter rain pittering on a rooftop

pitter

noun (1)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of pitter (Entry 2 of 3)

: one that pits specifically : one that removes pits the cherry pitter and the sausage meat grinder are of interest merely as curios today Think

pitter

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of pitter (Entry 3 of 3)

: one that takes care of gamecocks at a fight — compare handler

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History and Etymology for pitter

Intransitive verb

imitative

Noun (1)

pit entry 4 + -er

Noun (2)

pit entry 1 + -er

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“Pitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitter. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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