vittles

plural noun
vit·​tles | \ ˈvi-tᵊlz How to pronounce vittles (audio) \

Definition of vittles

: supplies of food : victuals now chiefly used playfully to evoke the supposed language of cowboysThe vendors sold souvenirs and knickknacks and all manner of local vittles.— Frank Deford… Taco Cabana of San Antonio makes sure its vittles are the freshest Tex-Mex north of the Rio Grande.— Richard S. TeitelbaumMy mother turned an icy stare on her, leaving my father to try to make amends. "All you kids have to stay for dinner. Leo and I'll rustle up some vittles." "Vittles?" my mother asked with disdain. "Food," my father said. "In cowboy movies, they call it vittles." "I abhor cowboy movies," she said, and returned to her room.— Pat Conroy

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Vittles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vittles. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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vittles

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US, informal + humorous : food and drink

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