tetter

  • 1 Tetter — Tet ter, n. [OE. teter, AS. teter, tetr; akin to G. zitter, zittermal, OHG. zittaroch, Skr. dadru, dadruka, a sort of skin disease. [root]63, 240.] (Med.) A vesicular disease of the skin; herpes. See {Herpes}. [1913 Webster] {Honeycomb tetter}… …

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  • 2 Tetter — Tet ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tettered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tettering}.] To affect with tetter. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 tetter — [tet′ər] n. [ME tetere < OE teter, akin to Sans dadru, skin disease < IE * dedru , redupl. of base * der , to skin > TEAR1] any of various skin diseases, as eczema, characterized by itching …

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  • 4 tetter — Eczema Ec ze*ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. e kzema; ek out + zei^n to boil.] (Med.) An inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by the presence of redness and itching, an eruption of small vesicles, and the discharge of a watery exudation, which… …

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  • 5 tetter — noun Etymology: Middle English teter, from Old English; akin to Old High German zittaroh tetter, Sanskrit dadru leprosy, dṛṇāti he tears more at tear Date: before 12th century any of various vesicular skin diseases (as ringworm, eczema, and… …

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  • 6 tetter — noun /ˈtɛtə/ Any of various pustular skin conditions. Angelus Politianus had a tetter in his nose continually running, fulsome in company, yet no man so eloquent and pleasing in his works …

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  • 7 tetter — tet•ter [[t]ˈtɛt ər[/t]] n. pat any of various eruptive skin diseases, as herpes or eczema • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE teter; akin to OHG zittaroh tetter, ringworm …

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  • 8 tetter — /ˈtɛtə/ (say tetuh) noun 1. any of various cutaneous diseases, as herpes, eczema, impetigo, etc. –verb (t) 2. to affect with or as with tetter. –verb (i) 3. to crack; disintegrate. {Middle English; Old English teter, distantly related to Sanskrit …

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  • 9 tetter — /tet euhr/, n. (not in technical use) any of various eruptive skin diseases, as herpes, eczema, and impetigo. [bef. 900; ME; OE teter; c. Skt dadru kind of skin disease] * * * …

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  • 10 tetter — An outmoded colloquial term, popularly applied to ringworm and eczema, and occasionally applied to other eruptions. [A.S. teter] * * * tet·ter (tetґər) a formerly popular name for various eczematous skin diseases …

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  • 11 tetter — tet·ter || tetÉ™(r) n. skin disease …

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  • 12 tetter — noun chiefly archaic a skin disease causing itchy or pustular patches, e.g. eczema or ringworm. Origin OE teter, of Gmc origin …

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  • 13 tetter — n. Herpes, fret, ringworm …

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  • 14 tetter — tet·ter …

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  • 15 tetter —   n. any of several kinds of skin disease, as eczema, etc.    ♦ tetterous, a …

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  • 16 tetter — n. archaic or dial. a pustular skin eruption, e.g. eczema. Etymology: OE teter: cf. OHG zittaroh, G dial. Zitteroch, Skr. dadru …

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  • 17 Tetter berry — Tetter Tet ter, n. [OE. teter, AS. teter, tetr; akin to G. zitter, zittermal, OHG. zittaroch, Skr. dadru, dadruka, a sort of skin disease. [root]63, 240.] (Med.) A vesicular disease of the skin; herpes. See {Herpes}. [1913 Webster] {Honeycomb… …

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  • 18 Tetter-totter — Tet ter tot ter, n. [See {Teeter}.] A certain game of children; seesaw; called also {titter totter}, and {titter cum totter}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 19 tetter-totter — variant of titter totter …

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  • 20 tetter-totter — v. n. See saw, teeter, titter, titter totter, titter cum totter …

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