[free-toh mee-stoh; Italian freet-taw mee-staw] /ˈfri toʊ ˈmi stoʊ; Italian ˌfrit tɔ ˈmi stɔ/
noun, Italian Cookery.
small pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried.
An excess of capability that serves no productive end. The canonical example is font-diddling software on the Mac (see macdink); the term describes anything that eats huge amounts of time for quite marginal gains in function but seduces people into using it anyway. See also window shopping. [Jargon File]
[frits] /frɪts/ Informal. Verb phrases 1. fritz out, to become inoperable. Idioms 2. on the fritz, not in working order: Our TV went on the fritz last night. [frits] /frɪts/ noun 1. Older Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a German, especially a German soldier. 2. a male given name. [mon-deyl] /ˈmɒnˌdeɪl/ noun 1. Walter Frederick (“Fritz”) born […]
/Italian friˈuːli/ noun 1. a historic region of SW Europe, between the Carnic Alps and the Gulf of Venice: the W part (Venetian Friuli) was ceded by Austria to Italy in 1866 and Eastern Friuli in 1919; in 1947 Eastern Friuli (except Gorizia) was ceded to Yugoslavia
[free-oo-lee-uh n] /friˈu li ən/ noun 1. a Rhaeto-Romanic dialect spoken by about half a million people of the plains of extreme NE Italy. /frɪˈuːlɪən/ noun 1. the Rhaetian dialect spoken in parts of Friuli See also Ladin, Romansch 2. an inhabitant of Friuli or a speaker of Friulian adjective 3. of or relating to […]