Definition for MIT'TEN

MIT'TEN, n. [Fr. mitaine; Ir. mitog; perhaps from math, the hand.]

  1. A cover for the hand, worn to defend it from cold or other injury. It differs from a glove, in not having a separate cover for each finger.
  2. A cover for the arm only. To handle without mittens, to treat roughly; a popular colloquial phrase.

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