whittret

whitrick (ˈwɪtrɪk)

/ (ˈwɪtrət) /

noun

dialect a male weasel

Nearby words

  1. whittington, richard,
  2. whittle,
  3. whittle, sir frank,
  4. whittling,
  5. whittlings,
  6. whittuesday,
  7. whitworth,
  8. whitworth screw thread,
  9. whity,
  10. whiz

Word Origin for whittret

Old English whytrate, whittratt; perhaps from hwīt white + rætt rat

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Examples from the Web for whittret

  • These men are not ordinary cottars, Mr. Whittret—you understand their position.

    Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant
  • Fitzherbert and Whittret had left the glen, with their band of attendants.

    Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant