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Definition of "tetter" [tet•ter]

  • Chiefly Southern U.S. Any of various skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, or herpes, characterized by eruptions and itching. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tetter" in a sentence
  • "Things NASA Ground Operation designers need to work on is not only technical, like weight, sizes and transportation, but WHEN do humans leave a tetter and how much to they plan on accomplishing when they do."
  • "Politianus had a tetter in his nose continually running, fulsome in company, yet no man so eloquent and pleasing in his works."
  • "Why at night both my gentlemen had kibed heels, a tetter in the chin, a churchyard cough in the lungs, a catarrh in the throat, a swingeing boil at the rump, and the devil of one musty crust of a brown george the poor dogs had to scour their grinders with."