tetter

noun
tet·​ter | \ ˈte-tər How to pronounce tetter (audio) \

Definition of tetter

: any of various vesicular skin diseases (such as ringworm, eczema, and herpes)

First Known Use of tetter

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tetter

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

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“Tetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetter. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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