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Doughnut vs. Fritter

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Doughnutnoun

A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly of a toroidal (a ring doughnut) shape, often mixed with various sweeteners and flavourings; or flattened sphere (a filled doughnut) shape filled with jam, custard or cream.

Fritternoun

A dish made by deep-frying food coated in batter.

Doughnutnoun

Anything in the shape of a torus.

Fritternoun

A fragment; a shred; a small piece.

Doughnutnoun

(North America) A peel-out or skid mark in the shape of a circle; a 360-degree skid.

Fritterverb

To squander or waste time, money, or other resources; e.g. occupy oneself idly or without clear purpose, to tinker with an unimportant part of a project, to dally, sometimes as a form of procrastination.

‘I was supposed to do work, but I frittered around all afternoon.’; ‘He can’t figure out how to finish the paper he’s writing, so he’s resorted to frittering with the fonts.’; ‘It is quite possible to fritter one's life away in answer to the endless calls of others.’;

Doughnutnoun

A spare car tyre, usually stored in the boot, that is smaller than a full-sized tyre and is only intended for temporary use.

Fritterverb

(transitive) To sinter.

Doughnutnoun

A small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard.

Fritterverb

(transitive) To cut (meat etc.) into small pieces for frying.

Doughnutnoun

a toroidal shape;

‘a ring of ships in the harbor’; ‘a halo of smoke’;

Fritterverb

(transitive) To break into small pieces or fragments.

Doughnutnoun

a small ring-shaped friedcake

Fritternoun

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.

Doughnut

A doughnut or donut (IPA: ) is a type of leavened fried dough. It is popular in many countries and is prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty vendors.

Fritternoun

A fragment; a shred; a small piece.

‘And cut whole giants into fritters.’;

Fritterverb

To cut, as meat, into small pieces, for frying.

Fritterverb

To break into small pieces or fragments.

‘Break all nerves, and fritter all their sense.’;

Fritternoun

small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables

Fritterverb

spend frivolously and unwisely;

‘Fritter away one's inheritance’;

Fritter

A fritter is a portion of meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables or other ingredients which have been battered or breaded, or just a portion of dough without further ingredients, that is deep-fried. Fritters are prepared in both sweet and savory varieties.

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