tet·​ter ˈte-tər How to pronounce tetter (audio)
: any of various vesicular skin diseases (such as ringworm, eczema, and herpes)

Word History


Middle English teter, from Old English; akin to Old High German zittaroh tetter, Sanskrit dadru leprosy, dṛṇāti he tears — more at tear entry 1

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tetter was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Tetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetter. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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