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 for fritter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fritter \Frit"ter\, n. [OR. fritour, friture, pancake, F.
     friture frying, a thing fried, from frire to fry. See Far,
     v. t.]
     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.
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     2. A fragment; a shred; a small piece.
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              And cut whole giants into fritters.   --Hudibras.
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     Corn fritter. See under Corn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fritter \Frit"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frittered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Frittering.]
     1. To cut, as meat, into small pieces, for frying.
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     2. To break into small pieces or fragments.
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              Break all nerves, and fritter all their sense.
                                                    --Pope.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fritter
      n 1: small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or
           vegetables
      v 1: spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's
           inheritance" [syn: fritter, frivol away, dissipate,
           shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "fritter":
     apple fritter, beignet, beignet aux pommes, bismarck, blow,
     cast away, consume, cruller, dissipate, doughnut, fastnacht,
     fool away, friedcake, fritter away, idle away, misspend, olykoek,
     raised doughnut, sinker, squander, throw away, twister, waste
  
  

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