noun, plural ot·ters, (especially collectively) ot·ter.
Origin of otter
Examples from the Web for otter
Contemporary Examples of otter
He called Governor Otter a “salesman for the government,” a product no decent Idahoan would ever buy.The Candidate Named "Pro-Life"
October 31, 2010
Historical Examples of otter
But then they never have an uncle with antlers; nor a personal friend who is an otter.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
At Otter Lake a much foliated and weathered phyllite was found.The Long Labrador Trail
Tail of a beaver, bill of a duck, Feet of an otter, just his luck!FreeChildrenStories.com Collection
There could be no doubt that the shape and motion were those of an otter.
So fast was the otter that the momentum carried her well into the shallows.
noun plural -ters or -ter
Word Origin for otter
Old English otr, otor "otter," from Proto-Germanic *otraz (cf. Old Norse otr, Swedish utter, Danish odder, Dutch otter, Old High German ottar, German Otter), from PIE *udros, literally "water-creature" (cf. Sanskrit udrah, Avestan udra "otter;" Greek hydra "water-serpent," enydris "otter;" Latin lutra, Old Church Slavonic vydra, Lithuanian udra, Old Irish odoirne "otter"), from root *wed- "water" (see water (n.1)). Sea otter attested from 1660s, also known as sea-ape.