verb (used with object), whit·tled, whit·tling.
verb (used without object), whit·tled, whit·tling.
Origin of whittle
Examples from the Web for whittler
Yates sat on the top rail of the fence with the whittler, whose guest he had been.
The one Yan whittled with the knife was called the "Whittler," and sometimes the "Joker."Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
"I guess I can stand it, if he can," said the whittler from the bench; which was considered fair repartee.
Yates at the invitation of the whittler went home with him, and thoroughly relished his evening meal.
Yates, seeing the place so full, and noticing two empty benches up at the front, asked the whittler why they were not occupied.
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Word Origin for whittle
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Word Origin and History for whittler
1550s, "to cut thin shavings from (something) with a knife," from Middle English whittel "a knife" (c1400), variant of thwittle (late 14c.), from Old English þwitan "to cut," from Proto-Germanic *thwitanan (cf. Old Norse þveita "to hew"). Figurative sense is attested from 1746. Related: Whittled; whittling.