AskDefine | Define tetter

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English

Etymology

Old English tetr.

Pronunciation

  • /'tɛtə/

Noun

  1. any of various skin diseases
    • 1973: She works at St. Veronica’s hospital, lives nearby at the home of a Mrs. Quoad, a lady widowed long ago and since suffering a series of antiquated diseases—greensickness, tetter, kibes, purples, imposthumes and almonds in the ears, most recently a touch of scurvy. — Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
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