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Mitty

[ mit-ee ]
/ ˈmɪt i /
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noun
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OTHER WORDS FROM Mitty

Mit·ty·esque, Mit·ty·ish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Mitty

Mitty
/ (ˈmɪtɪ) /

noun
Walter Mitty
  1. a fictional character given to grand and elaborate fantasies; daydreamer
  2. (as modifier)a Walter Mitty character; a Mitty act

Derived forms of Mitty

Mittyesque or Mitty-like, adjective

Word Origin for Mitty

C20: from a short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1939), by James Thurber
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