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.
- To reduce or squander little by little: frittered his inheritance away. See Synonyms at waste.
- To break, tear, or cut into bits; shred.
- A small cake made of batter, often containing fruit, vegetables, or fish, sautéed or deep-fried.