HyperDic: fritter

English > 2 senses of the word fritter:
NOUNfoodfrittersmall quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables
VERBconsumptionfritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool awayspend frivolously and unwisely
fritter > pronunciation
Soundsfrih'ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > fritter: 2 senses > noun 1, food
Meaningsmall quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables.
Narrowerapple fritterfritter containing sliced apple
corn fritterfritter containing corn or corn kernels
Broaderfriedcakesmall cake in the form of a ring or twist or ball or strip fried in deep fat
Spanishbuñuelo
Catalanbunyol
English > fritter: 2 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningspend frivolously and unwisely.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Fritter away one's inheritance"
Synonymsfrivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away
Entailsconsume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
Broaderconsume, squander, waste, warespend extravagantly
Spanishderrochar, dilapidar, disipar, disparar, malgastar, prodigar
Catalandisparar, dissipar, malgastar

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