Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...

Today's word is quite a special one, a word with two different meanings coming from different origins:

fritter¹

|ˈfritər|

verb

  • [ trans. ] ( fritter something away) waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters: I wish we hadn't frittered the money away so easily.
  • [ intrans. ] dwindle; diminish : the day fritters.
  • archaic: divide (something) into small pieces : they become frittered into minute tatters.

ORIGIN: early 18th cent.: based on obsolete fitter [break into fragments, shred] ; perhaps related to German Fetzen 'rag, scrap.'

fritter²

|ˈfrɪdər| |ˈfrɪtə|

noun

  • A piece of fruit, vegetable, or meat that is coated in batter and deep-fried.

ORIGIN: late Middle English : from Old French friture, based on Latin frigere (see fry). Compare with Frittata.

So... today's open forum brought up that word, DisturbedShadow asked about it... here's your answer DS, Fritter(s).... means (something) fried, and also cut into tiny pieces! Thanks for giving me an idea for today's word, made my work much much easier... oh and that picture couldn't be more perfect, fried doughnut pieces... now I need to get some for me :3