- dialect a male weasel
Old English whytrate, whittratt; perhaps from hwīt white + rætt rat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Examples from the Web for whittret
Fitzherbert and Whittret had left the glen, with their band of attendants.
These men are not ordinary cottars, Mr. Whittret—you understand their position.