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ˈfrɪt ərfrit·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fritterverb

    small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables

  2. fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool awayverb

    spend frivolously and unwisely

    "Fritter away one's inheritance"


  1. fritternoun

    A dish made by deep-frying food coated in batter.

  2. fritterverb

    To occupy oneself idly or without clear purpose, to tinker with an unimportant part of a project, to dally, sometimes as a form of procrastination.

  3. fritterverb

    To sinter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fritterverb

    a small quantity of batter, fried in boiling lard or in a frying pan. Fritters are of various kinds, named from the substance inclosed in the batter; as, apple fritters, clam fritters, oyster fritters

    Etymology: [OR. fritour, friture, pancake, F. friture frying, a thing fried, from frire to fry. See Far, v. t.]

  2. Fritterverb

    a fragment; a shred; a small piece

    Etymology: [OR. fritour, friture, pancake, F. friture frying, a thing fried, from frire to fry. See Far, v. t.]

  3. Fritterverb

    to cut, as meat, into small pieces, for frying

    Etymology: [OR. fritour, friture, pancake, F. friture frying, a thing fried, from frire to fry. See Far, v. t.]

  4. Fritterverb

    to break into small pieces or fragments

    Etymology: [OR. fritour, friture, pancake, F. friture frying, a thing fried, from frire to fry. See Far, v. t.]


  1. Fritter

    Fritter is a name applied to a wide variety of fried foods, usually consisting of a portion of batter or breading which has been filled with bits of meat, seafood, fruit, or other ingredients.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fritter

    frit′ėr, n. a piece of meat fried: a kind of pancake, a slice of some fruit sweetened, fried, and served hot: a fragment.—v.t. to break into fragments.—n. Fritt′erer, one who wastes time. [O. Fr. friture—L. frigĕre, frictum, to fry.]


  1. Fritter

    Fritter is for all hungry people and restaurants to use. Users can register on Fritter to grab the best deals from their favorite local restaurants and order from them online! Restaurants upload their menus, specials of the day, events, and promotions for registered users to see.Fritter lets users order from any restaurant that lists their menu online with the option of getting the food delivered. Users browse items from various menus and pick and choose from them to fit their appetite.Fritter works with restaurants who do not offer a delivery service and pairs them up with a qualified driver in a “driver-share” program with other restaurants nearby. Meaning restaurants that cannot afford to take on the hassle of employing and insuring delivery personnel have the ability to grow their business with minimal effort.Users can group order at work, add restaurants to their favorite’s list, and order from one or more restaurant on the same bill. Fritter allows the user to have direct contact to the restaurant and delivery drivers in real time via email and text message. Deliveries are tracked via geo-tagging in real time so the user knows where the order is.Fritter was founded in 2010 by Derek Dahl, a techie think tank with a background in engineering. Fritter’s headquarters are located in Mooresville, North Carolina, which was ranked as the fastest growing microcosm in the United States (Suburb of a Major City).The idea to develop Fritter came from a need for restaurants to maintain constant contact with members in the community. There was no centralized place for restaurants to directly contact hungry people and lure them in with promotions. It was decided to offer online ordering when a large percentage of locals complained about ordering food from restaurants over the phone, especially when they were busy.Fritter organizes all orders for restaurants to help increase workflow and productivity of their staff. Finally hungry people can be sure that their order is prepared the way they want it.Fritter has released a number of tools that let the restaurants stay in control of their menus. Private label ordering says time and builds the image and brand of even the smallest mom-and-pop stores. Hungry people go to Fritter.co

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fritter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fritter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fritter in a Sentence

  1. Dr. Laura Schlessinger:

    This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won't get it back later.

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