[fri-tah-tuh; Italian freet-tah-tah] /frɪˈtɑ tə; Italian fritˈtɑ tɑ/
noun, plural frittatas Italian, frittate
[freet-tah-te] /fritˈtɑ tɛ/ (Show IPA). Italian Cookery.
an omelet resembling a large pancake and containing vegetables, seasonings, and often ricotta, Parmesan, or other cheese.
an Italian dish made with eggs and chopped vegetables or meat, resembling a flat thick omelette
1884, from Italian frittata, from fritto “fried” (see frit).
[frit-er] /ˈfrɪt ər/ verb (used with object) 1. to squander or disperse piecemeal; waste little by little (usually followed by away): to fritter away one’s money; to fritter away an afternoon. 2. to break or tear into small pieces or shreds. verb (used without object) 3. to dwindle, shrink, degenerate, etc. (often followed by away): […]
[free-toh mee-stoh; Italian freet-taw mee-staw] /ˈfri toʊ ˈmi stoʊ; Italian ˌfrit tɔ ˈmi stɔ/ noun, Italian Cookery. 1. 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 […]