Pronunciation: (fer'it),[key] —n. 1. a domesticated, usually red-eyed, and albinic variety of the polecat, used in Europe for driving rabbits and rats from their burrows.
2. See black-footed ferret.
—v.t. 1. to drive out by using or as if using a ferret (often fol. by out): to ferret rabbits from their burrows; to ferret out enemies. 2. to hunt with ferrets.
3. to hunt over with ferrets: to ferret a field. 4. to search out, discover, or bring to light (often fol. by out): to ferret out the facts. 5. to harry, worry, or torment: His problems ferreted him day and night.
—v.i. to search about.
Pronunciation: (fer'it),[key] —n. a narrow tape or ribbon, as of silk or cotton, used for binding, trimming, etc.