fitter

[ fit-er ]
/ ˈfɪt ər /

noun

a person or thing that fits.
a person who fits garments.
a worker who fits together or adjusts the parts of machinery.
a person who supplies and fixes fittings or fixtures.
a person who furnishes or equips with whatever is necessary for some purpose.

Origin of fitter

First recorded in 1650–60; fit1 + -er1

Definition for fitter (2 of 2)

Origin of fit

1
1325–75; Middle English fitten; akin to Middle Dutch vitten to befit

OTHER WORDS FROM fit

fit·ta·ble, adjectiveun·fit·ta·ble, adjective

usage note for fit

Both fit and fitted are standard as past tense and past participle of fit1 : The new door fit (or fitted ) the old frame perfectly. The suit had fitted (or fit ) well last year. Fitted is somewhat more common than fit in the sense “to adjust, make conform”: The tailor fitted the suit with a minimum of fuss. In the passive voice, fitted is the more common past participle: The door was fitted with a new handle.
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British Dictionary definitions for fitter (1 of 4)

fitter
/ (ˈfɪtə) /

noun

a person who fits a garment, esp when it is made for a particular person
a person who is skilled in the assembly and adjustment of machinery, esp of a specified sortan electrical fitter
a person who supplies something for an expedition, activity, etc

British Dictionary definitions for fitter (2 of 4)

fit1
/ (fɪt) /

verb fits, fitting or fitted or US fit

adjective fitter or fittest

noun

See also fit in, fit out, fit up

Derived forms of fit

fittable, adjective

Word Origin for fit

C14: probably from Middle Dutch vitten; related to Old Norse fitja to knit

British Dictionary definitions for fitter (3 of 4)

fit2
/ (fɪt) /

noun

verb fits, fitting or fitted

(intr) informal to have a sudden attack or convulsion, such as an epileptic seizure

Word Origin for fit

Old English fitt conflict; see fit ³

British Dictionary definitions for fitter (4 of 4)

fit3
/ (fɪt) /

noun

archaic a story or song or a section of a story or song

Word Origin for fit

Old English fitt; related to Old Norse fit hem, Old High German fizza yarn
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Idioms and Phrases with fitter

fit

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