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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 frit·ter /ˈfrɪtɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frit·ter n.
 1. 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.
 2. A fragment; a shred; a small piece.
    And cut whole giants into fritters.   --Hudibras.
 Corn fritter. See under Corn.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frit·ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frittered p. pr. & vb. n. Frittering.]
 1. To cut, as meat, into small pieces, for frying.
 2. To break into small pieces or fragments.
    Break all nerves, and fritter all their sense.   --Pope.
 To fritter away, to diminish; to pare off; to reduce to nothing by taking away a little at a time; also, to waste piecemeal; as, to fritter away time, strength, credit, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or
      v : spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's
          inheritance" [syn: frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter
          away, fool, fool away]