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mitten

[ mit-n ]
/ ˈmɪt n /
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noun
a hand covering enclosing the four fingers together and the thumb separately.
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Origin of mitten

1350–1400; Middle English miteyn<Middle French, Old French mitaine, equivalent to mite mitten (< ?) + -aine-an

OTHER WORDS FROM mitten

mit·ten·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mitten

mitten
/ (ˈmɪtən) /

noun
a glove having one section for the thumb and a single section for the other fingersSometimes shortened to: mitt
slang a boxing glove

Word Origin for mitten

C14: from Old French mitaine, of uncertain origin
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