- a rounded glove with one internal section for the four fingers and another for the thumb and having the side next to the palm of the hand protected by a thick padding, used by catchers.
- a somewhat similar glove but with less padding and having sections for the thumb and one or two fingers, used by first basemen.Compare baseball glove.
- a mitten.
- Slang. a hand.
- a glove that leaves the lower ends of the fingers bare, especially a long one made of lace or other fancy material and worn by women.
Origin of mitt
First recorded in 1755–65; short for mitten
- (in prescriptions) send.
Origin of mitt.
From the Latin word mitte
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Examples from the Web for mitt
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The other person for whom a path to the nomination, let alone a candidacy, seems much less likely is Mitt Romney.How A Jeb Bush Candidacy Would Hurt Chris Christie And Shake Up The 2016 GOP Field
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Then last week, Bloomberg Businessweek ran a banner headline “Jeb Bush Has a Mitt Romney Problem.”
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In 2012, Mitt Romney lost women voters by 11 points, and Republicans lost them by 11 points.Surprise! The GOP Closed the Gender Gap
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High and close to Copley's chin the ball whistled into Eliot's mitt.Rival Pitchers of Oakdale
Chuckleson lifted a foul that dropped into Shackleton's mitt.
It's possible you've never heard of 'Mitt' Bender, our crack pitcher.
You'll excuse me, Miss Deane, if I didn't tip all my mitt to you the other day.Find the Woman
Arthur Somers Roche
Jonathan drew off a mitt and felt of the lad's clothes from his calves to his waist.Billy Topsail, M.D.
C18: shortened from mitten
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Word Origin and History for mitt
1765, shortened form of mitten (q.v.). Baseball sense is from 1902. Slang sense of "hand" is from 1896.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper