Pronunciation: (frit'ur),[key] —v.t. 1. to squander or disperse piecemeal; waste little by little (usually fol. by away): to fritter away one's money; to fritter away an afternoon. 2. to break or tear into small pieces or shreds.
—v.i. 1. to dwindle, shrink, degenerate, etc. (often fol. by away): to watch one's fortune fritter away. 2. to separate or break into fragments: a plastic material having a tendency to fritter.
—n. a small piece, fragment, or shred.
Pronunciation: (frit'ur),[key] —n. a small cake of batter, sometimes containing corn, fruit, clams, or some other ingredient, fried in deep fat or sautéed.