pitter

1 of 3

intransitive verb

pit·​ter
ˈpitə(r),
-itə-
-ed/-ing/-s
1
: chirr, stridulate
pittering grasshoppers
2
: pitter-patter
rain pittering on a rooftop

pitter

2 of 3

noun (1)

"
plural -s
: 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

3 of 3

noun (2)

"
plural -s
: one that takes care of gamecocks at a fight compare handler

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Jul. 2024.

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