whittret

whitrick (ˈwɪtrɪk)

/ (ˈwɪtrət) /

noun

dialect a male weasel

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