fritter definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to cut back or squander little-by-little: frittered his inheritance away. See Synonyms at waste.
    • To break, rip, or reduce into bits; shred.
    • To cut, as meat, into tiny pieces, for frying.
    • To break into tiny pieces or fragments.
  • noun:
    • a tiny cake made from batter, often containing fruit, veggies, or seafood, sautéed or deep-fried.
    • A dish produced by deep-frying meals coated in batter.
    • A small number of batter, fried in boiling lard or perhaps in a frying cooking pan. Fritters are of various kinds, known as through the material inclosed into the batter.
    • A fragment; a shred; a tiny piece.
    • a little cake of batter, often containing a slice of some good fresh fruit, clams or oysters either sliced or entire, and/or like, sweetened or experienced, fried in boiling lard, and served hot: as, apple fritters; peach fritters; oyster fritters.
    • A fragment; a shred; a little piece.
    • plural Specifically, in whale-fishery, tendinous fibers of the whale's blubber, operating in various directions, and connecting the mobile compound which contains the oil.
    • tiny volume of fried batter containing fruit or beef or veggies
  • verb:
    • To occupy yourself idly or without obvious purpose, to tinker with an unimportant part of a project, to dally, occasionally as a type of procrastination.
    • To sinter.
    • To reduce (meat etc.) into small pieces for frying.
    • To break into tiny pieces or fragments.
    • invest frivolously and unwisely
  • others:
    • To cut, as animal meat, into tiny pieces: in addition used figuratively.
    • to split into small pieces or fragments; use away, as by rubbing; drop in tiny pieces or components.

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